Ballet Shoes (Shoes, Book 1) by Noel Streatfeild, Diane Goode

By Noel Streatfeild, Diane Goode

Book Details:

ISBN: 0679847596
EAN: 9780679847595
ASIN: 0679847596
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: 1993-11-23
Number of Pages: 256
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In the culture of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild's stories of triumph. during this tale, 3 orphan ladies vow to make a reputation for themselves and locate their very own certain skills. With labor, reputation simply can be within the stars! initially released in 1937.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Noel Streatfeild (Born: 1895/12/24 / Died: 1986/09/11)

Author Description: Mary Noel Streatfeild, referred to as Noel Streatfeild, used to be an writer most sensible recognized and enjoyed for her children's books, together with Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes. She was once born on Christmas Eve, 1895, the daughter of William Champion Streatfeild and Janet Venn and the second one of six young children to be born to the couple. Sister Ruth used to be the oldest, after Noel got here Barbara, William ('Bill'), Joyce (who died of TB sooner than her moment birthday) and Richenda. Ruth and Noel attended Hastings and St. Leonard's Ladies' collage in 1910. Upon maturity, she begun theater paintings, and spent nearly 10 years within the theater.

During the nice conflict, in 1915 Noel labored to start with as a volunteer in a soldier's sanatorium kitchen close to Eastbourne Vicarage and later produced performs together with her sister Ruth. while issues took a flip for the more serious at the entrance in 1916 she moved to London and received a task making munitions in Woolwich Arsenal. on the finish of the warfare in January 1919, Noel enrolled on the Academy of Dramatic artwork (later Royal Academy) in London.

In 1930, she all started writing her first grownup novel, The Whicharts, which was once released in 1931. In June 1932, she was once elected to club of PEN. Early in 1936, Mabel Carey, children's editor of J. M. Dent and Sons, asks Noel to put in writing a children's tale concerning the theatre, which resulted in Noel finishing Ballet Shoes in mid-1936. In 28 September 1936, whilst Ballet Shoes used to be released, it turned an instantaneous most sensible seller.

According to Angela Bull, Ballet Shoes was once a transformed model of The Whicharts. Elder sister Ruth Gervis illustrated the ebook, which used to be released at the twenty eighth September, 1936. on the time, the plot and basic 'attitude' of the ebook was once hugely unique, and destined to supply an summary for numerous different ballet books down the years until eventually this present day. the 1st identified publication to be set at a level college, the 1st ballet tale to be set in London, the 1st to add top heart classification society, the 1st to teach the boundaries of amateurism and probably the 1st to teach young children as self-reliant, in a position to live to tell the tale with out operating to grownups whilst issues went wrong.

In 1937, Noel traveled with Bertram generators Circus to investigate The Circus is Coming (also often called Circus Shoes). She gained the Carnegie gold medal in February 1939 for this publication. In 1940, international conflict II begun, and Noel started war-related paintings from 1940-1945. in this time, she wrote 4 grownup novels, 5 children's books, 9 romances, and innumerable articles and brief tales. On might tenth, 1941, her flat used to be destroyed by way of a bomb. almost immediately after WWII is over, in 1947, Noel traveled to the United States to investigate movie studios for her e-book The Painted Garden. In 1949, she started supplying lectures on children's books. among 1949 and 1953, her performs, The Bell relations radio serials performed at the Children's Hour and have been usually voted most sensible play of the yr.

Early in Nineteen Sixties, she made up our minds to prevent writing grownup novels, yet did write a few autobiographical novels, corresponding to A Vicarage Family in 1963. She additionally had written 12 romance novels less than the pen identify "Susan Scarlett." Her children's books quantity no less than fifty eight titles. From July to December 1979, she suffered a chain of small strokes and moved right into a nursing domestic. In 1983, she bought the consideration Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). On eleven September 1986, she passed on to the great beyond in a nursing home.

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