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CaulkheadUpNorf Fri 19-May-17 13:21:24

I read it in the early 90s, but have seen it in the library since. Aimed 4-6yr olds I imagine

A girl has a graze on her knee. On her way walking home, she meets various people - friends, neighbours etc. To each one, she tells a different story ie she fought off a dragon, she faced a wild dog etc.

At the end she admits (possibly to mum) that she fell over in the playground.

Any ideas what it is called?

PrivetDrive24 Fri 19-May-17 13:24:47

On the way home by Jill Murphey. I remember reading it when i was little smile

CaulkheadUpNorf Fri 19-May-17 13:26:48

Amazing!! Thank you so much.

CaulkheadUpNorf Fri 19-May-17 13:35:41

There's one more book, which I can't find under the title I thought I had for it...

It's about a girl who has a plaster on her knee and the mum tells her a story whilst she removes it, to distract her.
I thought it was called Mother's Magic but that only brings up a Susan Hill one at £20 and I thought her books were longer. This was definitely in the 4-6yr age category

pollyhemlock Fri 19-May-17 18:17:30

It could be the Susan Hill one as she has written a few picture books. Seems quite difficult to get hold of, though.

CaulkheadUpNorf Fri 19-May-17 18:20:17

The cover I found shown for the Susan Hill one isn't how i remember it being, but it could be different.

Harree Fri 19-May-17 21:54:37

I'm looking for one that had funny little gnome type men in that ate cloudberries? Anyone? Sorry to piggyback your post. Your book sounds lovely OP & have added it to our library list.

CormorantDevouringTime Fri 19-May-17 21:58:08


Harree Fri 19-May-17 22:34:49

Ooh I wish it was, but sadly no. I think it may have been a russian story about 2(?) travelling(?) men/gnomes/dwarves that I bought in a bookshop in Czechoslovakia (as it was then) I just remember that they ate cloudberries. Wish my memory wasn't so bad.

pollyhemlock Fri 19-May-17 22:40:44

Are you thinking of Little Grey Men by BB ? About three gnomes called Dodder, Sneezewort and Baldmoney ( I think ) and their search for their lost brother Cloudberry? Sequel called Down the Bright Stream.

Harree Sat 20-May-17 23:18:54

No @pollyhemlock it's not that one, although that one does fit the criteria I've given remarkably well! They definitely ate the cloudberries. I can see the illustrations quite clearly but really don't recall the story at all. sad Thanks though, another one for the list!

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