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Party Shoes (Oxford Children's Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Noel Streatfeild
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When the parcel arrives for Selina it causes great excitement. A beautiful dress and gorgeous shoes - the best present a girl could ever have! But when will she ever wear them? It's war time after all. She and her cousins take action and decide to organize a pageant - there will be singing and dancing and Selina, especially, will have a very important part to play...

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A timeless story which will appeal to girls everywhere

About the Author

Noel Streatfeild was an English author, best known for children's books including the "Shoes" series inaugurated by Ballet Shoes. She won the third annual Carnegie Medal for The Circus is Coming, also published as Circus Shoes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 774 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0192720104
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (4 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Old Favourite 26 Jan. 2014
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I remembered this book from my childhood when I believe it was called "Party Frock". I can't understand the reason for renaming it as the story revolves around the dress and not the shoes! Noel Streatfield was a first class childrens' writer and I never failed to enjoy her books as a child and fifty years on I see no reason to change that opinion. The idea of a pageant to both celebrate the history of an old house which is passing out of the family that has owned it for centuries, and to give a young girl the only opportunity she is likely to have of wearing an elaborate party dress in post war Britain is an original one. In her descriptions of how the children and adults worked together to produce an ambitious event, Streatfield vividly describes the straitened conditions of Britain in the immediate post-war era when virtually everything is still rationed and people have to fall back on their own resources. The characters of children and adults are colourfully drawn and fit well into the storyline. It was well worth revisiting this book after fifty years and was a highly enjoyable experience.
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By Hathor
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I am of an age to remember loving Ballet Shoes as a child. This isn't as gripping a story but it still has period charm though I imagine today's children would find it rather dull and slow and, to some extent incomprehensible since the mores are so different. I still think a better title would be 'Party Frock' since this is the whole basis of the story. This attempt to link it with Ballet Shoes seems to me pointless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's fantastic 13 Feb. 2014
By Bella
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It's lovely and it's good for children from 8 to 12 years old. I liked all the characters and it was an exciting story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars re read 16 May 2014
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I remembered this as a child and bought it for nostalgic reasons . Having helped run pageants it was amusing how all fell into place for the children The pangs of growing up , being a dogsbody , missing Parents .... it all brings back days of summer
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4.0 out of 5 stars Children with ambition 15 Sept. 2001
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The family in this book seem close to the family of the author as she descibes them in her autobiographical works. However as it's fiction they're all allowed more freedom. The book's plot centres around the production of a pagent. But as usual with Noel Streafield it's her characters that are the most engaging part of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood favourite 20 Mar. 2014
By jazzy2
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Noel Streatfield was a favourite childhood read and it was lovely to have the opportunity to read this one again.What fortunate children they were to be able to put on such a professional sounding pageant1 That aside, I was transported back in time, the magic was still there for me.
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