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eBook Ballet Shoes (Turtleback School Library Binding Edition) ePub

by Noel Streatfeild

  • ISBN: 0808542508
  • Category: Arts Music and Photography
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Noel Streatfeild
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books; Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition (November 23, 1993)
  • ePub book: 1329 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1969 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 691


Noel Streatfeild once said that Ballet Shoes was ‘really a fairy story with . A Story of Three Children on the Stage. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data.

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. Illustrated by Ruth Gervis. ISBN: 978-0-14-193837-0.

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Bibliographic Details Publisher: Turtleback. Publication Date: 2002. Binding: Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Visit Seller's Storefront. Excellent customer service.

October 1999, Tandem Library. School & Library Binding in English. Libraries near you: WorldCat.

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

Reprint of the ed. published by Random House

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Author : Noel Streatfeild. Publisher : Turtleback Books. Users who liked this book, also liked. Ballet Shoes for Anna (Essential Modern Classics).

by Noel Streatfeild First published 1936. Showing 1-30 of 67. Ballet Shoes (Paperback). Published September 2003 by Yearling. Paperback, 233 pages.

Noel Streatfeild's "Ballet Shoes" - Posy, Pauline and Petrova Fossil. Notes From an Ayewards World - Pictures of Noel Streatfield's Fossils: Pauline, Petrova and Posey. Ruth Gervis did the illustrations for sister Noel Streatfeild's "Ballet Shoes", among others. Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild : "We vow! Notes From an Ayewards World - Pictures of Noel Streatfield's Fossils.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Relates the fortunes of three adopted sisters who take dancing and stage training; one to become an actress, the second a ballerina, and the third an aviatrix.


Jugore Jugore
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.
Early Waffle Early Waffle
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.
Na Na
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.
Manris Manris
A classic story about a family of mis-matched orphans growing up, facing up to circumstances and learning that everyone is different. Entirely heartwarming.
Unde Unde
Cute book and nice read for late elementary to middle school.
Minha Minha
Daughter loves it, looking forward to getting the rest in the series soon.
Shadowbourne Shadowbourne
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.