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Barbara Sleigh

  • 5 stars across 4 books
    Barbara Sleigh was born in 1906 in Warwickshire. She took an art teacher's training course, and later began to write stories for children for radio. She was a lecturer at Goldsmiths' Teacher Training College, then in 1933 joined the staff of BBC Children's Hour. There she met and married David Davis, who later became Head of Children's Hour. Her first children's book, Carbonel, which was to become the first of a trilogy, was published in 1955 and has remained a firm favourite with younger readers.
    2nd July 2015

    Carbonel

    Magic and everyday life blend smoothly in this highly enjoyable fantasy, perfect for reading aloud - The Horn Book ... More

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    25th August 2005

    Carbonel

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    6th September 2018

    The Kingdom of Carbonel

    'A delightful story for those who like impossible things to happen in a humdrum world...The children are lively, the g... More

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