- Reading level: 8 - 12 years
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Yearling (23 November 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780679847595
- ISBN-13: 978-0679847595
- ASIN: 0679847596
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.6 x 19.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ballet Shoes (The Shoe Books) Paperback – 23 Nov 1993
|Paperback, 23 Nov 1993||
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In the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild's tales of triumph. In this story, three orphan girls vow to make a name for themselves and find their own special talents. With hard work, fame just may be in the stars! Originally published in 1937.
About the Author
Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. 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. She began writing children's books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day. When she visited Puffin exhibitions, there were queues right out of the building and all the way down the Mall. She was one of the first winners of the Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983. Noel Streatfeild lived in London. She died in 1986.
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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.