Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

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Illus. in black-and-white. Charming illustrations bring new life to this
classic about three self-sufficient orphans who set out to make a name for
themselves in the world of show business. Originally published in 1937 and
unavailable in hardcover for a decade, "Ballet Shoes" is the first and
best-loved of the "Shoes" series by Noel Streatfeild. In a gift edition or in
paperback, "Ballet Shoes" is perfect for budding ballerinas and anyone
who's ever dreamed of being a star.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 194 x 25mm | 181g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bullseye Books
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0679847596
  • 9780679847595
  • 21,909

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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.
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About Noel Streatfeild

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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28,390 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 40% (11,432)
4 34% (9,549)
3 20% (5,668)
2 4% (1,197)
1 2% (544)
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