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ISBN: 0440414229
Author: Noel Streatfeild
Language: English
Publisher: Yearling (September 1, 1985)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 911
Size Fb2: 1799 kb
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Books by noel streatfeild. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild’s classic Shoes books. Skating Shoes is the perfect gift for figure skating fans! It's a stroke of great luck when Harriet Johnson’s doctor prescribes skating after an illness that has left her feeling frail and listless. For on her very first day at the rink.

Threatened with life in separate orphanages when their aunt dies, two. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild, published by Dent in 1936. It was her first book for children, and was illustrated by the author's sister, Ruth Gervis. Ballet Shoes was a commended runner up for the inaugural Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best British children's book by a British subject

They feel like they are part of the circus community. But life under the big top is hard work, and Santa and Peter will have to rise to the challenge or leave the one place they can finally call home.

Winner of the Carnegie Medal: Threatened with being sent to separate orphanages, a brother and sister run away and join the circus When the aunt who raised them dies, 12-year-old Peter and his 11-year-old sister, Santa, face their greatest fear: being sent to separate orphanages. Vowing to stay together, they track down their only remaining relative. They feel like they are part of the circus community. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?

In CIRCUS SHOES by Noel Streatfeild Gus the clown is Peter and Santa's only living relative and escape to the circus seems a better idea to them than an orphanage.

In CIRCUS SHOES by Noel Streatfeild Gus the clown is Peter and Santa's only living relative and escape to the circus seems a better idea to them than an orphanage. But Gus will keep the children only if they make themselves useful - and they have to fight hard to become a genuine part of the circus. Published under the 'A Puffin Book' series of children's modern classics, along with BALLET SHOES, THEATRE SHOES and TENNIS SHOES. Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters.

Travel with the circus in Noel Streatfeild’s beloved classic. Peter and Santa are orphans. Noel Streatfeild’s Shoes books are some of the most popular of the thirty-eight books she wrote for children. They know they have an uncle, Gus, who travels with the circus, so they decide to run away to find him. And soon the traveling circus becomes their home! See the circus–the liberty horses, sea lions, dogs, and elephants–through the eyes of this young brother and sister in this classic story! Noel Streatfeild’s Shoes books are some of the most popular of the thirty-eight books she wrote for children. Also in The Shoe Books. See All. About Noel Streatfeild

After the death of the aunt they had been living with, Peter and Santa, orphans, join their Uncle Gus, who works as a clown in the circus.


Peter and his sister Santa, aged 12½ and 11, have lived ever since they were babies with their father’s sister, their Aunt Rebecca, who took them in after their parents were killed in a railway accident. Aunt Rebecca was once lady’s-maid to a duchess, and absorbed many of her ways of thinking, but even the annuity the duchess left her isn’t enough for the threesome to live as she feels they should. There’s no money for boarding school or even a proper tutor, and Peter and Santa have grown up dreadfully ignorant—and worse, they’ve been persuaded that they’re “too grand to know anybody.” They’ve never seen a pantomime, a play, a circus, or even a moving picture; they’ve never known other children; they’ve never been to the country, or the seaside, or even been allowed to walk alone in nearby Battersea Park. But when Aunt Rebecca suddenly dies and her annuity ends, they’re faced with the possibility of being sent to separate orphanages—and since each is all the other one has, they can’t tolerate the thought. Then they remember that they have an uncle they’ve never met, one who sent Aunt Rebecca a card each year at Christmas, though she seems to have lumped him in with the rest of the world as not being grand enough to associate with. His name turns out to be Gus, and he’s “tenting” with Cob’s Circus, which is scheduled to play at Bridlington. Peter and Santa have no more idea of what circus life is than the man in the moon, but they know that this is their father’s brother; surely he’ll take them in, just as Aunt Rebecca did. So they run away to find him.

Cob’s is literally a whole new world for them. They meet other children, German, Russian, and French, as well as many grown-up “artistes” and Ben Willis, the horsemaster. They go to school—a different one every few days—for the first time. They learn that they’re nowhere near as “grand” as Aunt Rebecca led them to think—their grandfather and father were gardeners! They find, too, that one of their new friends, Alexsis Petoff, is being pushed by his father to join the family high-school-horse act, even though what he truly wants is to be an aerialist. Then, as the tenting season comes to a close, Uncle Gus begins to talk of technical schools and getting them into offices. But by this time they know, like him at their age, that the circus is where they belong, even if they only stay there long enough to train to be a groom and a gymnasium teacher. The thought of a life in offices fills them with despair, and they wish they could do something to help Alexsis, who, like them, is being pressured to do something for which he has neither heart nor gift. But how can two children, not yet old enough to live on their own, persuade the adults that they really do know what they want?

Small circuses like Cob’s are more or less extinct today, but much of the lingo and the training, the putting on of the show itself, the logistics of travel and making ready for travel, are probably unchanged. Since most children are fascinated by circuses (even if they’re afraid of clowns!), they should enjoy this story.
Despite the fact that I love the Shoes books, I found this one completely one-dimensional and dull. The author is at her best, I think, when she is creating characters who excel at theater or ballet. Though she did an adequate job describing the Big Top, that the two protagonists run away from home to join their uncle at, all the characters were paper thin, including the protagonists. The only thing we learn about the girl is that she has long blonde hair, and the boy does not even rate a physical description. We learn that they're sheltered, but they don't really change from beginning to end. I much prefer Dancing Shoes, Tennis Shoes or Theater Shoes.
Do you remember when the Meg Ryan character walked into Tom Hanks' FOX BOOKS store and the customer asked about the "Shoes" books, and a monologue about the wonders of Noel Streatfeild's "Shoes" books ensued, touching on Dancing Shoes, Ballet Shoes, and Skating Shoes, which is absolutely wonderful? That scene made me break down crying, because I had never heard anyone other than myself talk about these terrific books, and the fact that it is tragic that they are mostly out of print and hard to find. This book is a wonderful story of working hard for a goal, and accomplishing it, or at least getting on the road to achieving a reasonable, yet magical, goal. If you want a great book for your favorite elementary school girl, buy this one - then buy the other "Shoes" books (and get a copy of Tennis Shoes for your favorite boy too!)
This was my very favorite book as a child. Its ability to transport you to a wonderful world and still be able to relate to its characters was a true joy. I loved all the "Shoe" books but this was my very favorite and I read it several times until the librarian at school made me return it. Subsequently I tried in vain to emulate the back flips and tumbles the characters in the book so effortlessly master. This book speaks to the heart of the child. I have passed it on to my daughter and she has found the magic in the "Shoes" as well. Find it, read it, pass it on.
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this sweet story of two children who go to live with their uncle in the circus community is a look into a way of life many never see. as a child it fascinated me and as an adult i still have it on my list of "to reread books". if you can find it you will not be disappointed!
I love Noel Streatfield's other shoes books better than this one, but it's still a super fun book!

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