World's End in Winter

World's End in Winter

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by Monica Dickens
     
 

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There is a place at World's End for any furred or feathered friend in need. The Fielding children live in a rambling old house, packed full of dogs, cats, horses, goats and chickens. The best thing about it though, is that there are no grown-ups! Mum and dad are off on adventures of their own, which means the children have to take care of themselves. Carrie, Lester

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There is a place at World's End for any furred or feathered friend in need. The Fielding children live in a rambling old house, packed full of dogs, cats, horses, goats and chickens. The best thing about it though, is that there are no grown-ups! Mum and dad are off on adventures of their own, which means the children have to take care of themselves. Carrie, Lester and Michael befriend a sad girl that lives in a haunted house, who's riding accident has left her wheelchair-bound. Letting her ride Oliver is bringing her back to life, but when the old barn collapses, there is nowhere for them to practice.

Together Tom, Carrie, Em and Michael must come up with a scheme to raise the money to fix the roof, and save Pricilla from her smothering nuisance of a mother. But where in the world will they find that sort of money?

First Published in 1972, World's End in Winter is another brilliant adventure in the World's End Series. For more fun with the Fielding children read The House at World's End, Summer at World's End, and Spring Comes to World's End.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448202430
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Series:
Monica Dickens World's End Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
148
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Great grand daughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper middle class family. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge - Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands in 1939.

Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but the majority of writing continued to be set in Britain. Her book of 1953, No More Meadows, reflected her work with the NSPCC and she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children's books known as The Worlds End Series which dealt with rescuing animals, and to some extent children. After the death of her husband in 1985, Dickens returned to England where she continued to write until her death aged 77.
Monica Dickens, MBE, 10 May 1915 - 25 December 1992, great- granddaughter of Charles Dickens and author of over 40 books for adults and children. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London before she was presented at court as a debutante - she decided to go into service and her experiences as a cook and general servant formed the basis of her first book, One Pair Of Hands in 1939. She married a United States Navy officer and moved to America where she continued to write, most of her books being set in Britain.
Monica Dickens had strong humanitarian interests and founded the Cape Cod and the Islands Samaritans in 1977, and it is for this charity that she recorded this audio edition of A Christmas Carol to benefit Samaritan crisis lines, support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide, and community outreach programs. In 1985 she returned to the UK after the death of her husband, and continued to write until her death on Christmas Day 1992.

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