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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- The Quarrel
- White Horses
- Some Time
- Now Every Child
- The Quarrel
- The Night Will Never Stay
- There Isn't Time
- It Was Long Ago
- Now That You Too
- Mary's Burden
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''When the heat of the summerEleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), British children's writer. A Dragonfly (l. 1-4). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday &...
Made drowsy the land,
A dragon-fly came
And sat on my hand;''
Morning has broken like the first morning,Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), hymn-writer. "Morning Has Broken," l. 1-4, David Higham Associates, London (1931).
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing, fresh from the Wor...
''Though you bind it with the blowing windEleanor 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...
And buckle it with the moon,
The night will slip away
Like sorrow or a tune.''
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