Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Eight-year-old Derry listens as an old sailor tells him stories of his adventures at sea.
Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) is the author of Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep, Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard, and the award-winning The Little Bookroom, published by The New York Review Children's Collection. After her death, the Children's Book Circle established the Eleanor Farjeon Award in her honor. Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) illustrated works by Eleanor Farjeon, Dylan Thomas, and Robert Louis Stevenson, in addition to writing and illustrating his own books, including the celebrated Little Tim series.