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Holiday at The Dew Drop Inn May 11, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Word Play, Writing & Writers.
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When I received this book as a child, I giggled at its title . . . and dove right in to the Dew Drop Inn.

Holiday at the Dew Drop Inn (third in the series, The Family from One End Street) describes Kate Ruggles’ summer holiday at the Dew Drop Inn.

The Family from One End Street beat out Tolkien’s The Hobbit to receive the 2nd annual Carnegie Medal for outstanding children’s book by a British subject in 1937.

Seventy years later, a panel selected it for the Top Ten List of Medal winning works.

Eve Garnett wrote the series to address the social conditions of the working class in England at the time.

Have you met Kate?