Dorothy Edwards - Author

About the Author

Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. She became a fixture of a radio show in the 1950s called Read with Mother and she also wrote for Playschool and Jackanory. Dorothy died in 1982, aged 68. Shirley Hughes was born in 1927. After a year at Liverpool Art School studying costume design, Shirley moved on to the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. She has written and illustrated over 50 books and sold more than eleven million copies. In both 1977 and 2004 she won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1984 she won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. In 1999 she was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature and in 2000 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Shirley lives in London.

Books by Dorothy Edwards

Langston's Moon

Langston's Moon

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2018

When little Langston sees a big harvest moon for the first time, he is mesmerized. To him the moon looks like a big, creamy, dreamy, sugar-cookie close enough to touch. He's not interested in learning facts about ';his moon,' but simply wants to run outside and see the moon every night. Alas, the weather does not cooperate. A cloudy night followed by many snowy ones hide Langston's moon for a long time. When the moon finally reappears, it is a thin sliver of light with a few small stars around it. Langston worries that a sky monster has taken a big greedy bite from his sugar-cookie moon and the tiny lights he sees near the moon are not stars, but are moon-cookie crumbs left over from the sky monster's treat. Langston advises his moon to hide from the sky monster, but, instead, the moon grows bigger and bigger and bigger! Finally, the moon reappears, full and beautiful, just as it had the first time he saw it. Mommy, who had been unaware of Langston's concerns, explains that the moon is attached to the earth, as if tied to us by a long string. Sometimes looking full and other times appearing smaller, the moon will always be our closest neighbor in the sky. She tells him that men walked on the moon years ago and found it to be a big, dusty rock, not a tasty sugar cookie. And they didn't see a single sky monster. Langston realizes that the science and history of his moon are even more exciting than his fantasies. Now he wants to learn more about the moon and perhaps even travel there someday.

My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with beautiful and iconic illustrations by Shirley Hughes. A treasure trove of sibling naughtiness, this children's book contains a selection of the best loved My Naughty Little Sister stories. This famous little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe.

The My Naughty Little Sister Collection

The My Naughty Little Sister Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Read all 5 classic My Naughty Little Sister books written by Dorothy Edwards and illustrated by Shirley Hughes. This collection includes: My Naughty Little Sister My Naughty Little Sister Stories My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2013

An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with the beautiful and iconic illustrations by Shirely Hughes. This treasure trove of sibling naughtiness contains: My Naughty Little Sister My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? More Naughty Little Sister Stories My naughty little sister is always getting into trouble. This time she refuses to have her photo taken and shows off in front of Harry. Will she ever learn to be good? My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry Together they are double trouble . . . my naughty little sister and Bad Harry make friends with a mouse and find a hiding place for their bread crusts! When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good Sometimes my naughty little sister can be good . . . when she helps Grannie to make a Christmas Pudding and even teaches Bad Harry a lesson or two. Has my little sister given up her naughty ways? My Naughty Little Sister's Friends More trouble from my naughty little sister - she goes exploring up a chimney and learns how to make sweets. My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - the Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe.

Winter Sonata

Winter Sonata

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2011

My Naughty Little Sister

My Naughty Little Sister

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? Dorothy Edwards' classic story about one naughty but very entertaining little sister. My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - the Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

More Naughty Little Sister Stories

More Naughty Little Sister Stories

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2010

More Naughty Little Sister Stories My naughty little sister is always getting in trouble. This time she refuses to have her photo taken and shows off in front of Harry. Will she ever learn to be good?

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My naughty little sister is always doing silly things. She's curious about what's in a chimney and sticks a feather duster up and then tries to hide all the soot! But when she has measles she's itchy and sad and grumpy and has to stay in bed and can't be naughty at all! How long before she's bad again? My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry More Naughty Little Sister Stories

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2010

Dorothy Edwards' classic story about one naughty but very entertaining little sister. Sometimes my naughty little sister can be good . . . when she helps Grannie to make a Christmas Pudding and even teaches Bad Harry a lesson or two. Has my little sister given up her naughty ways? When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The best-selling books in this series are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry My Naughty Little Sister's Friends More My Naughty Little Sister Stories

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry Together they are double trouble . . . my naughty little sister and Bad Harry make secret friends with a mouse and find a hiding place for their bread crusts!

Rhapsody

Rhapsody

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2007

The ten stories of Rhapsody, together with the three previously uncollected pieces added to this edition, are utterly distinctive in voice and sensibility. At least three of the Rhapsody stories - 'A Country House', 'Days', and the brilliant, allusive and enigmatic 'A Garland of Earth' - are small masterpieces. Not bad by the age of twenty-four. All of them are extremely controlled studies of constrained desire, loneliness and incomplete relationships for which Edwards was developing a non-realist world of imagery and symbolism and her own language. Music is one of the motifs. For Edwards, music represents art, but also the possibility of sexual passion which is otherwise largely unstated but is everywhere a powerful undercurrent.

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