Party Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Party Shoes

Written by Noel Streatfeild
Part of the Oxford Children's Classics Series

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When Selina gets a parcel containing a beautiful dress and a pair of stunning shoes she is delighted. But, when can she wear them? It is war time and there are'nt any opportunities for such things. She and her cousins decide to put on a show. It's the perfect place for dressing up and dancing. A classic story of a family making play at a difficult time.

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Party Shoes in a nutshell:

Second world war. Girl gets gorgeous frock and shoes from relatives in America – yay! Nowhere to wear them – boo! ‘I know’ say cousins, ‘let’s organize a huge pageant involving the whole town, just so you can wear your finery.’ And that’s exactly what they do!

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Party Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Oxford Children’s Books has produced some absolutely delightful new editions of some enduring and unforgettable classics, including Hound of the Baskervilles, Little Women, The Jungle Book, Anne of Green Gables, Treasure Island and Ballet Shoes. The texts are complete and unabridged and each of them is beautifully designed in a small format hardback edition. They’re books to treasure and return to again and again.

About the Author

Noel Streatfeild

Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE (December 24, 1895–September 11, 1986), known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author, most famous for her talent of writing children's books including Ballet Shoes (1936). She was born in Sussex, England, the second of three daughters of a local vicar. Her life is described in three semi-autobiographical novels: A Vicarage Family, Away from the Vicarage and Beyond the Vicarage. Noel was considered the "plain" sister in her family, but she shone in performances with her sisters for charity. Upon reaching adulthood she sought a career in theatre, and gained ten years of experience as an actress, working for the Charles Doran and Arthur Bourchier companies. Her familiarity with the stage was the basis for many of her popular books for children, which are often about children struggling with careers in the arts.

In 1969 London Weekend Television produced a six-episode serial of "The Growing Summer", with Wendy Hiller as Aunt Dymphna. It was filmed in Bantry (Bantry House), in Ahakista and near Kilcrohane on the Sheep's Head Peninsula.

Noel Streatfeild was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1983.

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320 pages
Interest Age: 10-12+


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Publication date

2nd August 2007




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