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The Old Nurse's Stocking Basket

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Children's morality tales.
Hardcover, 102 pages
Published 1965 by Henry Z. Walck, Inc. (first published 1931)
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Bamb Anchisa
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jackie
"There was no end to the Old Nurse's stories: her memory went back such a long way that she never need tell the same tale twice, only sometimes they asked her to, if they remembered a special favourite."

This was the first book that I could ever truly say was "mine" rather than my Mum's or belonging to the small children's bookcase at home. As such it will always have a place in my heart.

If I was reviewing this book as I first read it, over 30 years ago, it would rate five-stars. If my children w
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notgettingenough
A charming premise for anybody interested in knitting: apparently the nurse, while threading the needle to darn a sock, children gathered around her, would look back through her memory for a story that would fit the hole.

Oh and pics by Edward A. What more could one ask for? I loved Farjeon when I was little, but I can't recall having read this.
Pica
Mar 30, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children
Shelves: ya, fantasy, fiction
The first "real" book I ever read. I selected it more or less at random off the shelf and vowed to sound out every single word in the damn thing until I could read. And I did. I have not read this book in over 20 years, but I still remember many of the wonderful stories from it. This book was an enormous influence on my later taste in literature.
Hilary
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ardizzone is one of my favourite illustrators. If I rated this book on the last story in the collection 'The Sea Baby' it would be a five star. This is a really beautiful story. I like to think it was written about Dunwich in Suffolk.
Hirosasazaki Sasazaki
cute stories. I love it. Perhaps I will tell my children these stories as lullaby.
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Daughter of Benjamin Leopold Farjeon, sister of Herbert Farjeon.

Eleanor Farjeon 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 prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presente
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