Thursday’s Child by Noel Streatfeild audiobook

Thursday’s Child

By Noel Streatfeild
Read by Lucy Scott

Children’s Fiction 9780008244057
6.29 Hours 1
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A thrilling, classic children’s adventure with a courageous heroine, from the beloved author of Ballet Shoes. Margaret Thursday was named after the day she was found on the church steps as a baby. But she isn’t really an orphan—each year a bag of gold coins is left at the church for her keep. However, when Margaret is eleven years old, the money suddenly stops and her guardians have no choice but to send her away to an orphanage. The orphanage is worse than they could have imagined. The children are poorly treated and barely fed, and fearless Margaret soon makes herself the enemy of the evil matron who runs it. Vowing to protect her new friends, Peter and Horatio, Margaret plans their daring escape … but she’ll have to outwit Matron at every turn. Margaret’s action-packed adventure, set in turn-of-the-century England, takes her from orphanage to canal boat to the world of the theatre. Through it all, Margaret is propelled by her unwavering sense of self and determination.

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Summary

Summary

A thrilling, classic children’s adventure with a courageous heroine, from the beloved author of Ballet Shoes.

Margaret Thursday was named after the day she was found on the church steps as a baby. But she isn’t really an orphan—each year a bag of gold coins is left at the church for her keep. However, when Margaret is eleven years old, the money suddenly stops and her guardians have no choice but to send her away to an orphanage.

The orphanage is worse than they could have imagined. The children are poorly treated and barely fed, and fearless Margaret soon makes herself the enemy of the evil matron who runs it. Vowing to protect her new friends, Peter and Horatio, Margaret plans their daring escape … but she’ll have to outwit Matron at every turn.

Margaret’s action-packed adventure, set in turn-of-the-century England, takes her from orphanage to canal boat to the world of the theatre. Through it all, Margaret is propelled by her unwavering sense of self and determination.

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Editorial Reviews

“Written for unalloyed enjoyment…Children will love it.” Daily Telegraph (London)

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Author Bio: Noel Streatfeild

Author Bio: Noel Streatfeild

Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986) was an author, most famous for her children’s books, which included Ballet Shoes. Several of her novels have been adapted for film and television and she was notably mentioned by Meg Ryan’s character in the movie You’ve Got Mail.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 6.29
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English