Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE (24 December –11 September ), was an English author, best known for children’s books including the “Shoes” books, which were not a series. Random House, the U.S. publisher of the novel Ballet Shoes (). : Dancing Shoes (The Shoe Books) (): Noel Streatfeild: Books. Three orphan girls. A pair of pink slippers. A lifetime in the spotlight. Read the classic that has captivated generations! Pauline, Petrova, and Posy love their quiet.

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Noel Streatfeild – Wikipedia

D Dancing Shoes follows Rachel and Hilary. So we had watched it a million time, give or take. So as I started reading the book I felt a melancholy mass of streayfeild. See all 4 questions about Ballet Shoes…. Noel Streatfeild was one of the twentieth century’s most beloved British children’s authors, and it’s not hard to see why.

Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! I think this is my favorite of the “Shoes” books.

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild – review

Star Wars Adventures Vol. This was an adorable tale. I think I have about 5 copies of this book and this one is by far the most beautiful. If a book published today featured characters like dnacing, it would be all over the media and banished from some elementary schools.

The Secrets of the Wild Wood. The first time I had heard of this book was in the movie “You’ve Got Mail”. There are worrisome moments, yes, plenty, but there’s never quite the feeling of concern that things Will Go Wrong.

And do you remember when some lady walks up behind Meg and starts talking to the store helper and asks if they’ve got a book that her daughter or granddaughter, I forget which, if either wants and it’s called something with shoes. Ballet Shoes follows the Fossil sisters and their journey through life as they try to get their name into the history books because of who they are.


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It is one of those books that has been in my life for forever, sshoes, I can’t quite remember a time without it. Now, reading this as an adult, it is less enjoyable, but that’s okay. I loved that the books didn’t talk down to children. I had to keep reminding myself when it was written before I could continue. He soon comes into possession of an orphaned baby he brings home and leaves for Nana to look after.

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Set during the worst years noek the worldwide economic depression, the book combines aspiration and harder reality to very good effect. Teresa Radice and Disney.

Preview — Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. Hilary ha I do enjoy Streatfeild’s Shoe books quite a bit – the snoes is appealing in that nooel is usually a snooty character who learns a lesson and another who discovers an unknown talent and surprises everyone. Sweet like white sugar, sweet like cotton candy, I’m sorry, Susann, but this will be my only Streatefild book. And I would buy multiple copies so that my children could have their own sets. Taking on boarders at Gum’s roomy estate alleviates the discomfort considerably, and brings some of the more fascinating characters of the book into orbit around Pauline, Petrova, and Posy’s life.

Should probably have read this 35 years ago! She was born on Christmas Eve,the daughter of William Champion Streatfeild and Janet Venn and the second of six children to be born to the couple.

We met on an online pen-pal forum. But then, real children don’t go to wizard school, do they?

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. This book is as comforting as ice-cream on a summer’s day, and will no doubt stay fresh in your mind for a long time to come. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mary Noel Streatfeild John Paterson and Katherine Paterson.


I feel like Streatfield can’t have ever met any useful, strong-minded fathers. The grownups surrounding them are as varied as the girls, with their own tempers, talents, aspirations, and ways of influencing the story, and Noel Streatfeild utilizes them in constructing a richly satisfying junior novel.

The book concerns three adopted sisters, Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil. Fortunately, Nana isn’t left alone to tend the three foundlings.

This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat It’s a book that always makes me smile, that could cheer me up on the most miserable of days. Even when he insists that Dulcie apologize to her cousins, he leaves the actual execution of the apology to Mrs. Between andher plays, The Bell Family radio serials played on the Children’s Hour and were frequently voted top play of the year.

Only when I was in my 20’s did I read it cover to cover when I introduced its pleasures to a girl I was tutoring. Doctor Jakes calls it the most important lesson for an actress, “that today’s success is easily nobody at all tomorrow. According to CCSU there were about commended runners up for and the 49 years from toincluding Streatfeild and Howard Spring for However, six years have passed until I actually decided: Imagine my surprise, as a 10 year old, when she gave me a copy of “Ballet Shoes” and told me it was her favorite book as a child.

All of her series that I read I should say, but especially ballet shoes.

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