Noel Streatfeild





Noel Streatfeild

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in Sussex, The United Kingdom
December 24, 1895

died
September 11, 1986

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Mary Noel Streatfeild, known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author best known and loved for her children's books, including Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1895, the daughter of William Champion Streatfeild and Janet Venn and the second of six children to be born to the couple. Sister Ruth was the oldest, after Noel came Barbara, William ('Bill'), Joyce (who died of TB prior to her second birthday) and Richenda. Ruth and Noel attended Hastings and St. Leonard's Ladies' College in 1910. Upon adulthood, she began theater work, and spent approximately 10 years in the theater.

During the Great War, in 1915 Noel worked firstly as a volunteer in a soldier's hospital kitchen near Eastbourne Vicarage and later produced tw
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Ballet Shoes (Shoes, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 23,263 ratings — published 1936 — 58 editions
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Theater Shoes (Shoes, #4)
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,090 ratings — published 1944 — 15 editions
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Dancing Shoes (Shoes, #9)
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,150 ratings — published 1957 — 14 editions
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Skating Shoes (Shoes, #7)
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,192 ratings — published 1951 — 15 editions
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Movie Shoes (Shoes, #6)
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,010 ratings — published 1949 — 7 editions
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Thursday's Child
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 775 ratings — published 1970 — 6 editions
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Circus Shoes (Shoes, #3)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 559 ratings — published 1938 — 10 editions
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Ballet Shoes for Anna
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Tennis Shoes (Shoes, #2)
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 353 ratings — published 1937 — 7 editions
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Saplings
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1945 — 3 editions
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“It might have all the same; you never can tell what's magic.”
Noel Streatfeild, Ballet Shoes
tags: magic

“There is no doubt a new dress is a help under all circumstances.”
Noel Streatfeild, Ballet Shoes

“It's about that applause I want to speak to you. I want you to remember that when you've done a little dance or a song or sketch, the applause which you get is not only because you yourself have done your best, but because each of those men is seeing in you someone he loves at home, and because of you is able to forget for a little while the unhappiness of not being in his home, and in some cases the great tragedy of not knowing what has happened to the children in his family.”
Noel Streatfeild, Theater Shoes

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