The Magic Carpet Slippers (Young Puffin Story Books)

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The great thing about being 75 years old is that you can wear your slippers everywhere - Percy Sloggett wears his in the garden and to the shops as well as in the house. In time his battered old slippers need to be replaced and he gets something of a surprise when he discovers that his new pair are magic. They make him feel years younger and also make him strong and clever. Percy is desperate to tell someone his secret and so tells his friend's grand-daughter, Lollie - for of course children understand magic better than adults do. Percy's slippers turn out to be life-savers as they enable him to leap across the road to save Lollie from being knocked over by a car.

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Confident young readers who are just beginning to look for more developed stories and chapters in the books they read will love Dick King-Smith's The Magic Carpet Slippers: a great little book that sparkles with charm and grabs the reader's attention from beginning to end.

The story revolves around Mr Sloggett who discovers that as soon as puts on his new slippers he becomes capable of almost anything. The problem is that he wants to keep the secret of his fantastic slippers to himself, which is fine until something happens and only a superhero with magic powers can save the day.

Gently funny and written with a sharp eye on the modern young reader, Dick King-Smith turns on the magic in this thoroughly enchanting little book that is designed to make reading an absolute pleasure. (Age 7 and over) --Susan Harrison

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Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.

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