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The Magic Carpet Slippers

The Magic Carpet Slippers
 

When 75-year old Percy Sloggett's battered old slippers are replaced, it is a surprise to discover that the new pair are magic. They make him feel years younger and also make him strong and clever. When they enable him to leap across the road to prevent an accident, they become l... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141304779
Barcode 9780141304779
Published 1 February 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
Author(s) By King-Smith, Dick
Illustrated by Kronheimer, Ann
Series Young Puffin story books
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780141304779
ISBN-10 0141304774
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 1 February 2001
International Publication Date 25 January 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By King-Smith, Dick
Illustrated by Kronheimer, Ann
Series Young Puffin story books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 74g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Magic, Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The great thing about being 75 years old is that you can wear your slippers everywhere - Percy Sloggett wears his in the garden and to the shops as well as in the house. In time his battered old slippers need to be replaced and he gets something of a surprise when he discovers that his new pair are magic. They make him feel years younger and also make him strong and clever. Percy is desperate to tell someone his secret and so tells his friend's grand-daughter, Lollie - for of course children understand magic better than adults do. Percy's slippers turn out to be life-savers as they enable him to leap across the road to save Lollie from being knocked over by a car.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.

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