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Author PrÃÂ ̧ysen, Alf, 1914-1970, author

Title Little old Mrs Pepperpot : and other stories / Alf Prà̧ysen ; translated by Marianne Helweg ; illustrated by Björn Berg
Published Harmondsworth : Puffin, 1961
Harmondsworth : Puffin, 1981
(((1983 [printing])))


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Description 138 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Young puffins
Summary "These gay, amusing stories are quite unlike any others you may know. Most of them are about Mrs Pepperpot â a salty old character with good sharp wits which never deserted her, even when she shrank to about a thousandth part of her original size. She just woke one morning to find herself the size of her own kitchen pepperpot â and how she was ever to get out of bed was a problem!she had a husband to think of too, the house to clean, and a weekâÂÂs wash in soak â not to mention the cat and dog to whom she must now look painfully like a bird or mouse. However, she was not one to take fright, or to give in easily; and what she could not manage herself, she contrived to make others do for her. There her sharp wits came in. She did not remain pepperpot size for ever after that morning, but could never be certain, day or night, when it would happen again. She had no warning of it. All in a moment she found herself pepperpot size, and some time later â snap! â she was herself again. A delightfully good-humoured imagination invented these adventures and escapes, and laughter bubbles through them constantly. They are intended primarily for the delight of young listeners, from three, four, or five (depending on the reading habits of the home), but they will also entertain the parents and grandparents who read them aloud. Also published: Mrs Pepperpot to the Rescue, Mrs Pepperpot in the Magic Wood, Mrs PepperpotâÂÂs Outing and Mrs PepperpotâÂÂs Year." -- Puffin Books
A collection of stories about the amazing Mrs Pepperpot whose strange habit of shrinking leads her into the most delightful adventures
Analysis Children's short stories in Norwegian 1945- Translations
Notes Originally published: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1961
Translated from the Norwegian
Translated from the Norwegian
Subject Children's stories, Norwegian.
Children's stories.
Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Pepperpot, Mrs. (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Berg, BjoÃÂrn, 1923-2008, illustrator
Helweg, Marianne, translator
ISBN 0140301569 (paperback)
Other Titles Little old Mrs Pepperport