Noel Streatfeild

Noel Streatfeild was an English author, best known for her children's books including the 'Shoes' series. She was born on December 24, 1895, and passed away on September 11, 1986. Streatfeild's work often featured themes of family life and ambition, with her most famous novel, 'Ballet Shoes' (1936), becoming a classic in children's literature. She was awarded the Carnegie Medal for 'The Circus is Coming' in 1938. Her books have inspired generations of young readers and have been adapted for television and film.


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  1. 1. Ballet Shoes

    "Ballet Shoes" is a charming tale of three adopted sisters, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy, living in 1930s London. Raised by their guardian Sylvia and her nurse Nana, the girls attend a performing arts academy where each discovers her unique talent. Pauline shows a knack for acting, Petrova has a passion for cars and machinery, while Posy is a natural ballet dancer. The story follows their struggles and triumphs as they strive to make their dreams come true, all while navigating the challenges of growing up.