‘Now stop fussing about the children, They can manage perfectly well by themselves – and it’s quite time they had a shot at it. You do far too much for them. It doesn’t give them a chance to be independent. And, after all, isn’t that what we’ve been trying to teach them ever since they were born?’
The Children who lived in a Barn – Eleanor Graham
First published 1938
First Puffin edition 1955
Illustrated by Mary Gernat
Eleanor Graham was also the editor of Puffin books from 1941 to 1961.
The book has been republished by Persephone Books with a forward by Jacqueline Wilson
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