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Every time he went out for his daily walk, Derry had to pass the corner where old Jim sat on his orange box. And every time he lingered there in the hope of a story. ...

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Jim at the Corner

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Every time he went out for his daily walk, Derry had to pass the corner where old Jim sat on his orange box. And every time he lingered there in the hope of a story. For Jim was a sailor who had grown too old for the sea, but who was never tired of telling of his adventures on the good ship Rocking Horse under brave Captain Potts





One of England’s most notable writers for children, Eleanor Farjeon received many honours during her long and distinguished career, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Carnegie Medal.





Famous as a war artist and a member of the Royal Academy, Edward Ardizzone is widely considered the foremost illustrator of his generation. He illustrated more than 170 books, and was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971.



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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In paperback for the first time, this endearing tale by two celebrated collaborators concerns 80-year-old Jim, who has enthralled young Derry with tall tales of the sea--without ever leaving his street corner. Ages 7-10. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448171828
  • Publisher: RHCP
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Eleanor Farjeon (Author)
Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) was a British author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. She lived much of her life among the literary and theatrical circles of London, and her friends included D. H. Lawrence, Walter de la Mare and Robert Frost. She won many literary awards, and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children's Book Circle.

Edward Ardizzone (Illustrator)
Edward Ardizzone was born in 1900 and brought up in Suffolk. As a young boy he was fascinated by the vibrancy of the small Suffolk ports such as Ipswich, then frequented by the coastal steamers that travelled from port to port, which later became his inspiration for his Little Tim series. He was appointed official war artist in 1940 by Sir Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery, London, 1933-1945. Between 1929 and his death in 1979 Ardizzone illustrated a large number of books, including Graham Greene’s The Little Train series, and wrote and illustrated many more including the well-loved Little Tim series, and with his cousin Christianna Brand, created Nurse Matilda, later familiar to many as Nanny McPhee.

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