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Eleanor Farjeon


Eleanor Farjeon
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Eleanor Farjeon (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her correspondence has also been published. She won many literary awards and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children's Book Circle, a society of publishers. She was the sister of the thriller writer Joseph Jefferson Farjeon. more »

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  • ''When the heat of the summer
    Made drowsy the land,
    A dragon-fly came
    And sat on my hand;''
    Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), British children's writer. A Dragonfly (l. 1-4). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday &...
  • Morning has broken like the first morning,
    blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
    Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
    Praise for them, springing, fresh from the Wor...
    Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), hymn-writer. "Morning Has Broken," l. 1-4, David Higham Associates, London (1931).
  • ''Though you bind it with the blowing wind
    And buckle it with the moon,
    The night will slip away
    Like sorrow or a tune.''
    Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), British children's writer. The Night Will Never Stay (l. 5-8). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie an...
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