The Oldest Girl in the World, Paperback


In the tradition of the great and enduring writers for children, Carol Ann Duffy creates a living and breathing world, imaginatively self-sufficient, yet recognisable as one that hovers at the edges of our dreams and nightmares.

In her second collection for children, we are trained by the oldest girl in the world to be alert to every one of our senses; meet, among others, a bad princess and a king of snide; discover spells to get rid of unwanted pests; and learn that, in a world where transformation is a way of life, what we want is not always what we get.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 50 b&w line drawings
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: English literature
  • ISBN: 9780571205769



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