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by SHEPARD Ernest H. FARJEON Eleanor

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John Goodchild; New Ed edition (1983)
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Farjeon had a wide range of friends with great literary talent including D. H. .The Glass Slipper (1955), illus. Shepard – novelization of the play, OCLC 11708212.

Farjeon had a wide range of friends with great literary talent including D. Lawrence, Walter de la Mare and Robert Frost. For several years she had a close friendship with the poet Edward Thomas and his wife. After Thomas's death in April 1917 during the Battle of Arras, she remained close to his wife, Helen. Farjeon never married, but had a thirty-year friendship with George Earle, an English teacher. After Earle's death in 1949, she had a long friendship with the actor Denys Blakelock, who wrote of it in the book, Eleanor, Portrait of a Farjeon (1966).

Eleanor Farjeon’s most popular book is The Little Bookroom. The Glass Slipper by. Eleanor Farjeon.

More than anything, Ella wants to go to the ball at the Royal Palace. But Ella is the slave of the household, waiting on every wish and whim of her horrible stepsisters. They call her Cinderella for the ashes that cling to her face, hands and hair.

Charlee Loon, Poll and her sister Doll, Mother Codling, King Noll and his old nurse Nan, Rackney the witch and the evil little imp that I will not name, all are wonderfully and humorously brought to life. The book was originally written by Farjeon as a musical play, and then she re-wrote it as a novel. The dialogue is brilliant and contributes greatly to the vividness of the characters.

The Glass Slipper (1955), illus.

Eleanor Farjeon's most notable books are Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard (1921) and its sequel, Martin Pippin in the Daisy Field (1937). These books, which had their origins in France when Farjeon was inspired to write about a troubadour, are actually set in Sussex and include descriptions of real villages and features such as the chalk cliffs and the Long Man of Wilmington.

Eleanor Farjeon (ˈfɑrdʒən') (13 February 1881 - 5 June 1965) was an English poet and author of children's stories, and plays, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Farjeon was born in London, England, on 13 February, 1881. The daughter Maggie (Jefferson) and popular novelist Benjamin, Eleanor came from a literary family; her 2 younger brothers, Joseph and Herbert Farjeon, also became writers, while the eldest, Harry Farjeon, was a composer.

Published by Viking,, NY:, 1956. Illustrator: Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Book Condition: Very Good.

Lettering faded out along the spine, light offsetting to endpapers, else very good in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Published by Viking,, NY:, 1956. Condition: Very Good Hardcover. From Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB (Springfield, MA, . Association Member: ABAA. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.

Has not affected book Publication Date: 1962. Illustrator: Ernest H Shepard.

Published by Oxford University Press, UK, 1962. Condition: Fine Hardcover. Has not affected book. Oxford Children's Library No 28. illustrated by E H Shepard. Bookseller Inventory 003954. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Title: The Glass Slipper. Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK. Publication Date: 1962. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped.

A retelling of the classic tale of Cinderella brings to vivid life the trials and tribulations of young Ella, mistreated by her nasty stepmother and unattractive stepsisters, who dreams of going to the Prince's ball. Reprint.
  • If you read "The Glass Slipper" 40 or 50 years ago, as I did, you may be as disappointed as I am to discover that this Harper Trophy paperback reprint does not include the Shephard illustrations (the same illustrator as "Winnie the Pooh"), which contributed to the enormous charm of the original edition. The are no interior illustrations is in this edition, and the cover illustration is silly; I plan to put a slip-cover over it.

    Nonetheless, "The Glass Slipper" is a wonderful version of "Cinderella." The best and most memorable passages are probably the verses, drawn from the original theatrical version: "Is not a scarecrow with a squint a/ Sweeter sight than Araminta?/ Close the eyes, avert the view ... Oh will she, will she fit the shoe?" But some of the non-verse passages have stayed with me over the years -- in particular, hungry Ella's discovery of four beautiful peaches and a game pie left for her by her fairy godmother after she has distributed her bread roll to needy birds.

    "The Glass Slipper" is a great read-aloud book, with its sharp characterizations and its rich use of the English language. This week, I am in the middle of plowing through a teen book poorly translated from French; reading "The Glass Slipper" after that is like feeling a silk ribbon after a plastic-gimp lanyard.

    P.S.: I must admit (responding to another reviewer's comments) that I have always preferred this to "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard," which has always struck me as diffuse, plodding, and twee. I am rereading that one on my Kindle to see if my opinion changes, but so far, no luck.

  • This is a peculiar book. I didn't like it. To some people it will seem "fresh" and original, but to me it was a mixture of the worst of children's literature genre from the first half of the twentieth century. I would not recommend it-- except as a sociological study in the changing approaches to literature over the last seventy or so years.

  • I got this book as "fairy Godmother" gift for on of my little babystting friends. she's 4, and absoulutely loves the story

  • When I was in high school, I worked at the local public library. There were books I would happen upon and would then read them if they looked interesting. I remember seeing this book on the shelf while working in the children's department, but I don't remember now why it appealed to me. I remember it was light blue with a pencil drawing on the front. Funny that I remember that 25 years later. As so many other reviewers have mentioned, it was the creativity of the story that has made it one book I have not forgotten. Now as a mother, I take my children to the library with my list of "good books" and we get things from my list (I recommend the "1000 good books" list from classical and it is books like this that will feed my children's minds and not just fill their time. These are the stories that make them late to do other work, the "just let me finish the chapter?" books. The ones that will make them look up the title on the internet 25 years after reading them just so others will know of the treasure of finding a great read. And as a mother, I know their minds are safe as their imaginations troll new worlds created by Farjeon. I can't wait for my daughter to find this one. I just might read it aloud to relive the wonder of it!

  • Eleanor Farjeon, now considered by some to be old-fashioned, is one of the classic retellers of fairy tales. Her reworking of the Cinderella story is charming, humorous and magical. A similar modern-day classic is Robin McKinley's first book, Beauty. One of the special things about The Glass Slipper is the enchantment that plays a vital part of Ella's daily life. The inanimate things she cares for in her stepmother's basement kitchen come alive for Ella, filling the void her mother's death has left in her heart. The illustrations are done with a wonderfully delicate hand and bring Ella and her world alive for the reader. Also written by Eleanor (and equally wonderful!) are the classic hymn, Morning Has Broken (Cat Stevens sang it), The Little Bookroom and The Silver Curlew (a retelling of the Rumplestiltskin story). Don't neglect these overlooked children's classics, and PRAY they come back into print!

  • Maybe I just read her books in the wrong order, but after 'The Silver Curlew' and 'Martin Pippin in the Daisy Field' I really don't feel that this book deserves 5 stars. The plot is less spontaneous than her others and the characters less well rounded. The romance between the prince and Cinderella is abrupt - I know that's what it's like in the fairytale, but Farjeon rose above that in her other retellings. Compared to the vivid life that springs out of most of her other work, this just felt contrived to me.

    I recommend it only to die-hard fans of Farjeon.

  • I read this book over twenty years ago, when I was in 5th or 6th grade. It made a strong impression on me, so strong that although I eventually forgot the author's name, I never forgot the book. Wanting to reread it as an adult, I tried to find it without success. Finally, a few years ago, I returned to my childhood library while on a cross country trip. The children's books were in a different part of the library, but when I described the book to the librarian, she recognized it instantly, and told me the author's name. The book is now out of print, but I am still looking for a copy. Meanwhile, if you find it in a library, and want a wonderful naturalistic fairy tale, true emotions with the magic and mystery kept in, and a lot of humour, try it out.