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by Noel Streatfeild

  • Author: Noel Streatfeild
  • ISBN: 0460068210
  • ISBN13: 978-0460068215
  • ePub: 1207 kb | FB2: 1178 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: London: BCA, 1977; New Ed edition (1977)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 668
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Ballet Shoes ePub download

Noel Streatfeild once said that Ballet Shoes was ‘really a fairy story with its feet halfway on the ground’ - a magical description for a magical book. Noel was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters.

Noel Streatfeild once said that Ballet Shoes was ‘really a fairy story with its feet halfway on the ground’ - a magical description for a magical book. Although Noel was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when WWI broke out, Noel followed her dream of being on stage and went to RADA where she became a professional actress. She began writing children’s books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936.

Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild, published by Dent in 1936. It was her first book for children, and was illustrated by the author's sister, Ruth Gervis. Ballet Shoes was a commended runner up for the inaugural Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best British children's book by a British subject

Mary Noel Streatfeild, known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author best known and loved for her children's books, including Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes.

Mary Noel Streatfeild, known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author best known and loved for her children's books, including Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1895, the daughter of William Champion Streatfeild and Janet Venn and the second of six children to be born to the couple. As an adult, she began theater work, and spent approximately 10 years in the theater.

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Noel Streatfeild wrote Ballet Shoes and Booklovers everywhere have all drooled over the little book shop Kathleen Kelly owned in the delightful movie, You've Got Mail

Noel Streatfeild wrote Ballet Shoes and Booklovers everywhere have all drooled over the little book shop Kathleen Kelly owned in the delightful movie, You've Got Mail. We've relished the thought of working among such an atmosphere of twinkle lights and children's literature. And what a selection she had too.

Ballet Shoes for Anna is an exciting and different style of writing that I enjoyed. Instead of Streatfeild's usual way of writing from the performer (usually girls), this book is mostly in the point of view of Anna's two brothers, Francesco and Gussie, who are trying to get Anna her needed ballet lessons without their Uncle Cecil, who they moved in with when their parents died, knowing, who believes dancing to be a sin.

This captivating companion to Ballet Shoes tells the story of 3 orphans who become students at a famous theatre school After their father disappeared in the war, Sorrell, Holly, and Mark Forbes were sent to live with their grandfather. When he dies, the three orphans are on the move again-this time to London, where their maternal grandmother is a well-known actress.

Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. She began writing children's books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when WWI broke out, Noel followed her dream of being on stage and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she became a professional actress.

Ballet Shoes is the much loved classic by Noel Streatfeild. Noel Streatfeild once said that Ballet Shoes was 'really a fairy story with its feet half-way on the ground' - a magical description for a magical book. if other girls had to be one of us, which of us they'd choose to be?' Pauline longs to be an actress. Petrova is happiest playing with cars and engines. Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life!

Arilak
I bought this for my five year old niece at Xmas, as she gets restless in the car, and I wanted to give her something that would distract her from the damn ipad. This is supposedly a classic (never heard of it, but the reviews were super enthusiastic) I go on vacations with my niece and my sister fairly frequently, involving long car drives. As soon as we started listening to it, I thought it would be over her head. It's pretty sophisticated for a five year old. Lots of semi-complicated plot. However, to my surprise, my niece was into it. She liked having three different girl characters to interest her, she liked their names, and she was interested in their differences. She liked the British accent of the narrator. She asked a lot of questions. I suspect she enjoyed that the girls were under the supervision of a young woman and not a parent, and she was intrigued by the dance angle.

So the lesson is, don't underestimate the children in your life. Another plus, it's quite a long story, with a lot of discs, so there's always a new chapter to get interested in. The story is pretty evenly balanced among the girls. I guess adults aren't the best judges. If I had listened to this before listening with my niece, I might have exchanged it, but my niece was immediately taken by it.
Taun
I read a lot of children's books and those for junior readers. I read any books before I give them to younger family members. I remember the reference to this book in the movie, "You've Got Mail." I ordered the entire series, but did not enjoy it. The writing was descriptive, but not very interesting. The dialogue was limited.
Pipet
Love, love, love this book. I loved it as a child and passed it on to my daughter who also loved it. I was able to buy a very high quality hardback for her some years ago and I had expected the same quality when I ordered this version for my great niece. It is not that book. The Turtleback School edition uses paper that is of the same grade that would be used in a cheap paperback. Very disappointing.
Xlisiahal
A classic story about a family of mis-matched orphans growing up, facing up to circumstances and learning that everyone is different. Entirely heartwarming.
Ielonere
Cute book and nice read for late elementary to middle school.
Beahelm
Daughter loves it, looking forward to getting the rest in the series soon.
Jarortr
purchased for granddaughter. looks good, and I can't forget Meg Ryan talking about it in "You've Got Mail."
This was a nostalgic read along with an L.M. Montgomery-focused group on Goodreads; I think I wound up receiving it and finishing it too late to be useful in the discussion, but I was tickled to read it anyway. I have fond memories of Noel Streatfeild, although I don't recall reading this one. It was always fascinating to read about children participating in adult worlds; stupid as we all are when we're kids, being grown-up sounds so cool. Little do we know.

In Ballet Shoes the focus is on three little girls who have each been orphaned and separately adopted by a peripatetic anthropologist (say that five times fast) - who has dropped each of them off into the care of his sister and his housemaid in their massive museum-like home and taken off on a new voyage. The voyage he is on as the book begins has lasted quite a bit longer than his dependents expected, and straits are growing dire. Boarders are taken in, which helps matters, and as the girls approach the age at which they can legally earn money on the stage, they enter a school where they will learn to dance and to act.

In many ways books like this and the Arthur Ransome children-messing-about-in-boats books were and are as alien to me and my childhood as the most outré SciFi. Self-reliant children setting out and having adventures - unheard of. Here, though, the children have an awareness of the family's financial situation that is, I think, rare; the aunts hide the worst of it from them, but they do know that if their almost criminally negligent Gum doesn't manage to find his way back, and soonest, there will be some extremely uncomfortable consequences. Things have changed even since this book was written, to the point that in most of the first world today having to send three small children out to work - even at something as theoretically fun as theatre and dance - is extreme. But I think as a child it was captivating to read about it. Here are kids not too unlike me who if they had to could fend for themselves. They're doing something so very much cooler than going to bright boring elementary school every day, and earning money to help their family. Reading a book like this as an adult is, as mentioned, an exercise in nostalgia - not a reminiscence about or wistfulness for an unjaded time when I had adventures like the children in the book, but when I saw only the excitement of the adventures and none of the dangers or tedium.
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