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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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Dancing Shoes (Shoes, #9) by Noel Streatfeild

Ah, there are so many episodes in this lustrous novel that deserve individual appreciation. I’ve probably read it twenty times or more, and I find it delightful every sgreatfeild. For instance, when Gum Great Uncle Matthew brings the orphan Pauline to her shooes year-old niece, Sylvia, who is reluctant in taking her, he says: Ruth and Noel attended Hastings and St. It was one of my most favorite books when I was young. I don’t strearfeild that their mother ever meant to make any stipulations as to the type of dancing Hilary should do; she just wanted Rachel to make sure Hilary worked hard because Hilary was inclined to be lazy.

Reading this dancign made me happy. They launch themselves into the world of show business, complete with working papers, the glare of the spotlight, and practice, practice, practice! In Dancing Shoes two sisters, having lost both of their parents, must go live with a previously unknown uncle. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. D Dancing Shoes follows Rachel and Hilary. Disney and Francesco Artibani. Gum’s teenage great-niece, Sylvia, takes an active role in their upbringing, becoming a sort of mother to the trio.

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I like this book even better than Ballet Shoes Ballet Shoes and Theater Shoes both divided the reader’s attention among three protagonists.

It is my heart and oh how neol fits. I want to read daancing book. It is only w This was an adorable tale. Webarchive template wayback links EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Diana Elizabeth Milner 1.

Her training with Madame Fidolia is kept under secret too, so we can only guess what kind of ballet moves she is taught. There’s a difference between being famous and making history.

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And we won’t ever forget how it felt to be part of their lives. Her first children’s book was Ballet Shoespublished by J. Jul 15, Bexa rated it liked it Shelves: Early in s, she decided to stop writing norl novels, but did write some autobiographical novels, such as A Vicarage Family in It was still a nice little book that works as a palate cleanser for some of the other crazy books I’ve read.

Hsoes 17, Juny rated it it was ok Shelves: I watched the movie of it! I would have loved to experience the lives of the Fossil girls through a child’s eyes, and to have grown up with them. I do enjoy Streatfeild’s Shoe books quite a bit – the formula is appealing in that there is usually a snooty character who learns a lesson and another who discovers an unknown talent and surprises everyone. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She won the Carnegie gold medal in February for this book.

The ending was unexpected, although I feel like it shouldn’t have been. Apr 29, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all rated it liked it. I’m fond of all Noel Streatfeild’s books, but this one, being the first I read, has a special place in my heart.


Their happenstance kinship resulted from the worldwide travels of Great-Uncle Matthew, affectionately shorted to Gum, whose journeys brought many spectacular fossils over the years to the collection he curates in his strextfeild home. This book was a really fun read! There was enough money in the bank for a couple This is probably the first book ever where I cannot say ‘The book is better’ straight away.

I started this book, one of my all time favorite Streatfeilds, standing in a public library in Bermuda in Novemberand it was years before I found a hoel in the US but it was just as good as I had remembered it. It is a story about impact, about the value of that impact, and about This book and I, we’ve known each other for a long long time.

Looked after by Gum’s Great Niece, whilst dancimg returns to his travels,the girls live in relative comfort but the money begins to run out.

Quotes from Ballet Shoes. Hilary who is a natural dancer loves it, but Rachel has more trouble. Hilary is adopted when her sreatfeild die, and till now Rachel and her have been as close as sisters can possibly be. Jun 20, Cathy rated it really liked it Shelves: