A list of her Stories by book
Until recently many were out of print: Eleanor Farjeon Books currently available on Amazon (Hardback, Paperback, Kindle)
Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard - 1921
- "The Spring Green Lady" - A Children's Singing Game
- Prologue - Three Parts - Gillian's story - Beginning - How she came to be imprisioned in the mill house guarded by six man hating milkmaids. [There are Interludes between each tale below told to the Milkmaids.]
- "The King's Barn"* - Joan's Tale
- "Young Gerard"* - Joyce's Tale
- "The Mill of Dreams"* - Jennifer's Tale
- "Open Winkins" - Jessica's Tale
- "Proud Rosalind and the Hart Royal" - Jane's Tale
- "The Imprisoned Princess" - Joscelyn's Tale
- Postlude - Four Parts - Gillian's Tale - Conclusion - How she escapes and chooses Martin over Robin Rue
Faithful Jenny Dove and Other Tales - 1925
Mighty Men: Achilles to Julius Caesar, Beowulf to Harold - 1925
- "Queen Esther"
- "The Secret Path "
- "How Alfred made the Peace"
Nuts and May - 1925
Eleanor's first real children's book was a miscellany which included the stories that became Italian Peepshow. The collection was subsequently broken up and many items used in other books.
Italian Peepshow - 1926
Set in Florence, Italy, the chapters alternate between stories about three children visiting Italy; and imaginative bedtime stories told to them.
- "Bridget in Italy"
- "Oranges and Lemons"
- "The Birthday Carnival"
- "Rosaura's Birthday"
- "The King of Tripoli Brings the Pasta"
- "Nan and Cecchino"
- "The Herb of Fear"
- "Nella's Dancing Shoes"
- "Good Bye to Italy"
- "The Story of Mr and Mrs Ringdaly"
Kaleidoscope - 1928
Anthony grows up near a magical millpond, searching for something unattainable.These delightful stories are about childhood, and seeing the world through a child's eyes. In her 1963 Forward, Eleanor reveals that these stories were inspired by the shared memories of the childhood of her close friend, George Earle, affectionately known as "Pod", whose father had been a rector in a country church in Somerset. Her first edition also included other material of a fantasy nature which she removed from later editions..
- "The Eye of the Earth"
- "Baa and 'Lla"
- "A Silver New Nothing"
- "The Trees that Made the WInd"
- "Beautiful Image I See"
- "The Hill of the Sun "
- "Jacob's Ladder"
- "The Man who Pretended to Eat"
- "Anthony goes Blackberrying"
- "What Hurts One Hurts Another"
- "Mother Skip"
- "The Man Who Found Mushrooms"
- "The Wonderful Clock"
- "The Abbot's Kitchen"
- "Anthony Walks to School"
- "Mammy Two Coats"
- "The Lovely Miller"
- "The Man who heard The Trees Grow"
- "The Roman Puppets"
- "On the Road"
- "Kalos Eidos Scopeo (Through the Tree)"
- "Kalos Eidos Scopeo (Through the Gate)"
The Tale of Tom Tiddler - 1929
A collection of stories using the place-names of her poetry book The Nursery Rhymes of London Town Tom Tiddler sets out to rescue Jinny Jones and her friends from a giant in a complicated winding of seventeen links.
Tales from Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales Done in Prose - 1930
The Old Nurse's Stocking Basket - 1931
The Old Nurse - She has an appropriate story for each hole in the stockings she is darning.
- "Bertha Goldfoot"
- "The Blue Lotus"
- "The Proud Infanta"
- "Can Men be Such Fools as All That"
- "The Veil of Irazade"
- "Lipp the Lapp"
- "The Roof Tree"
- "You can't darn THAT hole"
- "The Princess of China"
- "The Golden Eagle"
- "Two Brothers"
- "The Blue Lotus"
- "The Sea Baby"
Perkin the Pedlar - 1932
This book has a story about each letter of the alphabet, told to thirteen pairs of twins, the stories suggested by the names of places.
Jim at the Corner and Other Stories- 1934
Derry is a young boy entralled with Jim (an old sailor sitting on a crate at the corner) and his tall sea tales.
- "Little Boy Pie"
- "The Green Kitten"
- "The Isle of Plenty"
- "Flip the Penguin"
- "The Ninth Wave"
- "The Star that Watches the Moon"
- "The Great Sea Serpent"
- "Chimmapanzy and Pollymalloy"
- Jim smells the Sea
Ten Saints - 1936
- "Saint Christopher"
- "Saint Martin"
- "Saint Dorothea"
- "Saint Bridget"
- "Saint Patrick"
- "Saint Hubert"
- "Saint Giles"
- "Saint Simeon Stylites"
- "Saint Nicolas"
- "Saint Francis"
Martin Pippin in the Daisy Field - 1937
Martin is back with more poetry and tales - now for the daughters of the six milkmaids, as well as his own child.
- "Tom Cobble and Ooney" - Sophie's story
- "Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep"* - Sue's story
- "The Tantony Pig" - Sally's story
- "The Tale of Selsey Bill" - Stella's story
- "The Long Man of WIlmington" - Selina's story
- "The Mermaid of Ryle" - Sylvia's Tale
- "Uncle Nicodemus and Little Jenkyn" - Sib(yl)'s Tale
- Gillian's last word - Bedtime!
One Foot in Fairyland: Sixteen Tales - 1938
All of these stories but one, "The Real Leather Writing-case" were later included in The Little Bookroom. It is perhaps best known for "Pannychis".
The New Book of Days - 1941
A compendium of legends, folktales, parables, nature lore, riddles and eccentric bits and pieces of information... something for every single day of the year.
The Little Bookroom - 1955
- "The King and the Corn"
- "The King's Daughter cries for the Moon"*
- "Young Kate"
- "The Flower without a Name"
- "The Goldfish"
- "The Clumber Pup"*
- "The Miracle of the Poor Island"
- "The Girl who Kissed The Peach Tree"
- "The Barrel-Organ"
- "The Giant and the Mite"
- "The Little Dressmaker"
- "The Lady's Room"
- "The Seventh Princess"
- "Leaving Paradise"
- "The Little Lady's Roses"
- "In Those Days"
- "The Connemara Donkey"
- "The Tims"
- "And I Dance Mine Own Child"*
- "The Lovebirds"
- "San Fairy Ann"
- "The Goldfish"
- "The Glass Peacock"
- "The Kind Farmer"
- "Old Surly and the Boy"
Eleanor Farjeon's Book - 1960
Edited by Eleanor Graham, it contained a selection of her stories from many of the above volumes, as well as her Christmas Masque (play) "A Room at the Inn" Other children's plays by Eleanor Farjeon included Granny Grey (1939) with four little plays, and The Glass Slipper (1955) and The Silver Curlew (1953), both of which were plays turned into books based on fairy tales.
Stories marked with an (*) have been also published as well by themselves.
Until recently Eleanor's Farjeon's published works are out of print and very hard to find. Some of the above volumes I have not yet seen. I would welcome any additions or corrections to this list, as well as lists of her poetry and other writings for a page yet to be done
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