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Thursday's Child By Noel Streatfeild

Thursday's Child
by Noel Streatfeild

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No one knows who Margaret Thursday is, because she was found as a baby on the church steps, on a Thursday. But Margaret is sure that she is somebody, and that one day she will be famous.
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Thursday's Child by Noel Streatfeild

Nothing is going to stop Margaret Thursday from making her own way in the world -- not a horrible orphanage, a cruel matron, or even the fact she was named after the day she was found! Margaret Thursday grandly announced to the orphanage children, "I'm not properly an orphan. I was found on a Thursday on the church steps, with three of everything, all of the very best quality." And each time she was asked, "Who do you think you might be, then?" she had dozens of ready replies. Whoever she was, Margaret made herself the arch enemy of the cruel matron at the orphanage. Soon things reached such a dreadful state that she decided to run away from St Luke's, but not without Peter and Horatio, and her three of everything. So the children fled in the night to become the unlikeliest leggers ever seen on a canal boat. And Margaret proved that she was a person of the very best quality.

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Thursday's Child Reviews

"Noel Streatfeild's position in the children's book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and real understanding of the surfaces of childhood. Her stories are rich in documentary interest and entertainment, escapism of a most satisfying sort." TLS "Written for unalloyed enjoyment. Authenticity blends beautifully with romance. Children will love it." Daily Telegraph

About Noel Streatfeild

Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895. She worked as an actress for ten years in England, South Africa and and Australia before concentrating on writing. Her first book was published in 1931 and by the '50s she was well established with such titles as Ballet Shoes and White Boots. She was a prolific writer and was also a winner of the Carnegie Medal. She died in 1986.

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Thursday's Child by Noel Streatfeild
Noel Streatfeild
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
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