Does anyone recognise this book?

@callyw (191)
January 6, 2009 2:45pm CST
I read this book when I was at primary school (late '70s early '80s)and I would love to get hold of it. I don't know who it was by or what it was called (although I thought for a while that it might have been called "The Woodcutters Children", but I cannot find any trace of a book with that title). the story was about a man (maybe a woodcutter?) and his wife (Sophie or Sophia maybe) who had two children (they could have been twins). One evening the family visit a fair and the children get kidnapped and I think they are replaced with changlings. The children are taken to live in a big house with a women who can't have children (I think). Does anyone recognise this book and know what it is called? I remember it had black and white pictures in it. It was one of my favourite books as a child (I don't know what happened to it).
3 responses
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
23 Jan 09
No I have never read or heard of a story like that, but I have to admit it sounds pretty interesting. If you ever figure it out please let me know that sounds pretty good.
@callyw (191)
24 Jan 09
I will let you know if I find it - it was a brilliant book, but I'm beginning to think that I imagined it!
@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
7 Jan 09
Check this link: http://www.childrenstories.ca/Stories/The-Woodcutters-Daughter.html. It doesn't indicate who wrote the story but it comes from a collection. It doesn't say who wrote the story but if you did a little more research on the name of the story collection you might be able to find who wrote it.
@callyw (191)
7 Jan 09
Thank you for the link. I checked this story out, but it isn't the right one. Thanks for your help anyway.
• India
7 Jan 09
not really happy lottin and have a nice day