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Bessie, a little girl who does not believe in magic or fairies, becomes friends with old Mrs. Leaf, a friendship that lasts through the years, but while Bessie grows old and ages, something strange happens to Mrs. Leaf.

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Tony Ross

Tony Ross is a British illustrator and author of children's picture books. He was a student at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. Ross has had quite a few occupations, such as cartoonist, graphic designer, art director at an advertising agency, senior lecturer in art and head of the illustration course at Manchester Polytechnic. Ross won the 1986 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, picture books category, for - Andersen, 1984. He was runner-up for the 1990 Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject, for Meet the illustrator

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