The Family from One End Street, Paperback

The Family from One End Street Paperback

Part of the A puffin book series



A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book.

There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes.

The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett is the story of everyday life in the big, happy Ruggles family who live in the small town of Otwell.

Father is a dustman and Mother a washerwoman. Then there's all the children - practical Lily Rose, clever Kate, mischievous twins James and John, followed by Jo, who loves films, little Peg and finally baby William.

This is a truly classic book awarded the Carnegie Medal as the best children's book of 1937.

Eve Garnett was born in 1900 in Worcestershire, and studied art at Chelsea Polytechnic and the Royal Academy School of Art.

Whilst a student, she sketched the people of the East End slums and was haunted by the poverty she had witnessed, resolving to do something to bring the plight of the working-class family to people's attention. The Family from One End Street was originally published by Frederick Muller in 1937, followed by The Further Adventures of the Family from One End Street in 1956, and Holiday at Dew Drop Inn in 1962.

She died in 1991. Also available in A Puffin Book: Goodnight Mister Tom and Back Home by Michelle Magorian, Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet Of The Swan by E.

B. White, The Borrowers by Mary Norton, Stig Of The Dump by Clive Kingn, Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D.

Taylorn, A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce, Gobbolino by Ursula Moray Williams, Carrie's War by Nina Bawden, Mrs Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh by Richard C O'Brien, A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle, The Cay by Theodore Taylor TARKA, The Otter by Henry Williamson, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Smith by Leon Garfield, The Neverending Story by Michael Enden, Annie by Thomas Meehan, The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, illustrations (black and white)
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780141355504



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