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Noel Streatfeild

  • 5 stars across 24 books
    Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when WWI broke out, Noel followed her dream of being on stage and went to RADA where she became a professional actress. She began writing children's books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day. When she visited Puffin exhibitions, there were queues right out of the building and all the way down The Mall. She was one of the first winners of the Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983. Noel Streatfeild lived in London. She died in 1986.
    30th September 2006

    Circus

    From the Astounding Agile Acrobats and the Elephant Ballet, to terrific trapeze stunts and high-wire acts at dizzying he... More

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    7th August 2006

    Ballet Shoes

    When Sylvia and her old nurse Nana agree to keep house for Gum, they know they will be looking after his fossil collecti... More

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    2nd October 2008

    The Ballet Shoes

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    5th March 2012

    The Bell

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    1st October 2011

    Dancing Waves

    Cammie has made so many friends since she joined the Pearlies - the waviest club in Rainbow Reef. Now their friendship i... More

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    25th September 2014

    White Boots

    The author of children's classic `Ballet Shoes' delights with a best-loved story of ice skating rivalry... "If... More

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    1st March 2004

    Theatre Shoes

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    2nd July 2015

    Theatre Shoes

    Every family has its secrets, but it was a huge surprise to the three young Forbeses, fresh from a country vicarage, to ... More

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    7th July 2016

    A Vicarage Family

    A Vicarage Family is the first part in a fictionalized autobiography in which Noel Streatfeild tells the story of ... More

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    22nd June 2000

    Saplings

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