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Theatre Shoes I caught the theatre bug early on so this one was a particular favorite of mine Theatre Shoes includes characters from Ballet Shoes I always like it when I recognize people from other novels, i feel so important, as though I know someone famous and now have bragging rights. My favorite part of this one, the thing that s stuck with me through the years is view spoiler when Sorrel and her teacher are talking about Miranda s acting and her teacher says, But you wouldn t want to be the kind of actress anyway That is such a valuable lesson That realization that you don t quite want exactly what the person you ve been slightly jealous of has hide spoiler One thing that struck me this time is how great Streatfeild is at writing kids in that the kids who are kind My favorite part of this one, the thing that s stuck with me through the years is view spoiler when Sorrel and her teacher are talking about Miranda s acting and her teacher says, But you wouldn t want to be the kind of actress anyway That is such a valuable lesson That realization that you don t quite want exactly what the person you ve been slightly jealous of has hide spoiler One thing that struck me this time is how great Streatfeild is at writing kids in that the kids who are kind of jerks remain kind of jerks I MEAN Miranda never learns to be a better person That s not what the story is about I think Dulcie in Dancing Shoes gets there someday, though That poor kid needs to get away from her mother The premise of Theater Shoes reminds me a little bit of Harry Potter, oddly enough After their grandfather dies, somebody comes to the the Forbes children and is like, Guess what Your grandmother is a famous actress and your uncle is a film star, and you have aunts and uncles and cousins that you never knew existed because your grandmother disowned your mother for eloping YOU RE A WIZARD, HARRY I thoroughly enjoy this book It s about discovering talent you never knew you had because nobod The premise of Theater Shoes reminds me a little bit of Harry Potter, oddly enough After their grandfather dies, somebody comes to the the Forbes children and is like, Guess what Your grandmother is a famous actress and your uncle is a film star, and you have aunts and uncles and cousins that you never knew existed because your grandmother disowned your mother for eloping YOU RE A WIZARD, HARRY I thoroughly enjoy this book It s about discovering talent you never knew you had because nobody ever looked at you and said, You re good at reciting poetry, you should go on the stage It s about finding your tribe, about making the most of every opportunity, even the crappy ones my favorite part is when Sorrel is dancing in the chorus of lambs at the first concert for the wounded soldiers, and she smiles at a Chinese soldier, who then asks to meet her and gives her a little fish pendant for good luck and about being the best you that you can be, even when the world is putting pressure on you to be somebody or something else I also love the sort of meta post Ballet Shoes world this book is set in, with perfectly in character letters from Pauline, Petrova and Posy This is also the book that taught me what Cockney rhyming slang was, featuring such sentences as And when it comes to dishing up I never know how to drag my plates of meat up the apples and pears Alice for the win This is my favorite of the Shoes books, probably because I read it over and over when I was a kid While reading this copy, however, I was somewhat dismayed to realize that the copy I had was either edited down to make it shorter, or to make itcomprehensible to 1980s American children Meaning I read an abridged version the horror It was both nice to read all the missing parts and very odd, because the book seemed clunkier and like it draggedwith all the extraneous detail added.Any This is my favorite of the Shoes books, probably because I read it over and over when I was a kid While reading this copy, however, I was somewhat dismayed to realize that the copy I had was either edited down to make it shorter, or to make itcomprehensible to 1980s American children Meaning I read an abridged version the horror It was both nice to read all the missing parts and very odd, because the book seemed clunkier and like it draggedwith all the extraneous detail added.Anyway, I m giving it five stars anyway because it is a fantastic description of Blitz era London from a child s point of view that, and nostalgia And it s charming My mother grew up in the UK post WW2 and this book really made me realize what an affect rationing, coupons, blackouts, and the like had on the population I love love love all the theatrical details and the competitive nature of the relationship between Miranda and Sorrel, and I like all the secondary and tertiary characters a great deal Upon re reading, though, I think the grandmother should have been ashamed of how her grandchildren were treated, and I wish the aunts and uncles had taken slightlyinterest in their welfare This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Theatre Shoes is a charming tale about three children who come to live with their famous, impoverished, eccentric grandmother in London during WWII, and end up attending a performing arts academy.When I was younger, I totally thought that I was Sorrel, the eldest of the siblings, who feels a great deal of responsibility for her younger brother and sister, but who also has ambitions of being an actress Sorrel is pretty good, but she has a lot to live up to her late mother was a beloved actress Theatre Shoes is a charming tale about three children who come to live with their famous, impoverished, eccentric grandmother in London during WWII, and end up attending a performing arts academy.When I was younger, I totally thought that I was Sorrel, the eldest of the siblings, who feels a great deal of responsibility for her younger brother and sister, but who also has ambitions of being an actress Sorrel is pretty good, but she has a lot to live up to her late mother was a beloved actress who left the stage to marry, and Sorrel s grandmother is still performing in the West End Everyone else in the family has some connection to showbiz, not least Sorrel s spoiled cousin Miranda, who is an insanely talented actress as well as a bit of a bitch but who obviously cares so much about her acting that it s really impossible not to have sympathy for her Sorrel is forced to agree with Alcott s declaration that talent isn t genius, and no amount of hard work will make it so, but the fact that she still has so much to learn makes her easy to relate to Anyway, we can t all be Miranda It s been years since I read Theatre Shoes, but I remember it fondly as a well written, slightly archaic, and surprisingly realistic portrayal of three kids trying to sort out who they are and what they want to be Confession As a child and young teen I read Theater Shoesoften than I read Ballet Shoes I would even say I loved Theater Shoes a tiny bit , though I really am not sure why.For some reason I feel strange admitting this, perhaps because Ballet Shoes is undeniably of a higher calibre But there you have it So my local library does not have all of the Shoes series books so I went straight from Ballet Shoes to Theater Shoes I wonder if I would have enjoyed itif I d read the two that come between because Theater Shoes just seemed to be so much like Ballet Shoes, just with different kids So while it is still a good Tween read, I didn t enjoy it as much as Ballet Shoes even though I liked some of the characters better in Theater I enjoyed Miriam s dancing characterthan Posy for example So my local library does not have all of the Shoes series books so I went straight from Ballet Shoes to Theater Shoes I wonder if I would have enjoyed itif I d read the two that come between because Theater Shoes just seemed to be so much like Ballet Shoes, just with different kids So while it is still a good Tween read, I didn t enjoy it as much as Ballet Shoes even though I liked some of the characters better in Theater I enjoyed Miriam s dancing characterthan Posy for example Still I m glad to have read it On to Skating Shoes now When their father is lost at sea, Sorrel, Mark, and Holly are forced to move to London to live with their previously unknown actress grandmother She s determined to have them follow in the family s theatrical footsteps no matter how much they protest Do they have the talent to perform on the stage Will they be able to adjust to this glamorous but difficult family When their father is lost at sea, Sorrel, Mark, and Holly are forced to move to London to live with their previously unknown actress grandmother She s determined to have them follow in the family s theatrical footsteps no matter how much they protest Do they have the talent to perform on the stage Will they be able to adjust to this glamorous but difficult family Booklovers everywhere have all drooled over the little book shop Kathleen Kelly owned in the delightful movie, You ve Got Mail We ve relished the thought of working among such an atmosphere of twinkle lights and children s literature And what a selection she had too Whoever was in charge of choosing the books to be highlighted in the movie did a pretty top notch job Have you read them all Notable mentions are The Betsy Tacy books and The Shoe Series Noel Streatfeild wrote Ballet Shoes and Booklovers everywhere have all drooled over the little book shop Kathleen Kelly owned in the delightful movie, You ve Got Mail We ve relished the thought of working among such an atmosphere of twinkle lights and children s literature And what a selection she had too Whoever was in charge of choosing the books to be highlighted in the movie did a pretty top notch job Have you read them all Notable mentions are The Betsy Tacy books and The Shoe Series Noel Streatfeild wrote Ballet Shoes and Skating Shoes and Theatre Shoes and Dancing Shoes I d start with Ballet Shoes first it s my favorite Although Skating Shoes is completely wonderful but it s out of print Kathleen Kelly, You ve Got MailIf you haven t read this fun series, it s about time you did Ballet Shoes probably should be read first but the stories are all pretty individual, with different characters in each the only thing linking them are shoes and the characters in the first book being referenced once or twice in a couple other titles So if you or your child has a favorite recreation and there s a shoe for it, you d be fine just starting with the one you re excited about the most.Enjoy Ages 8 14Cleanliness The main characters don t always do what is right, but they do learn from their mistakes and improve their character The word Jap is used to refer to the Japanese Alcohol is mentioned Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website During World War II In England, Three Motherless Children, Whose Father Is Reported Missing In Action, Go To Live With Their Grandmother In London And Join The Members Of Their Talented Theatrical Family In A School For Stage Training


About the Author: Noel Streatfeild

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 As an adult, she began theater work, and spent approximately 10 years in the theater During the Great War, in 1915 Noel worked first as a volunteer in a soldier s hospital kitchen near Eastbourne Vicarage and later produced two plays with her sister Ruth When things took a turn for the worse on the Front in 1916 she moved to London and obtained a job making munitions in Woolwich Arsenal At the end of the war in January 1919, Noel enrolled at the Academy of Dramatic Art later Royal Academy in London In 1930, she began writing her first adult novel, The Whicharts, published in 1931 In June 1932, she was elected to membership of PEN Early in 1936, Mabel Carey, children s editor of J M Dent and Sons, asks Noel to write a children s story about the theatre, which led to Noel completing Ballet Shoes in mid 1936 In 28 September 1936, when Ballet Shoes was published, it became an immediate best seller.According to Angela Bull, Ballet Shoes was a reworked version of The Whicharts Elder sister Ruth Gervis illustrated the book, which was published on the 28th September, 1936 At the time, the plot and general attitude of the book was highly original, and destined to provide an outline for countless other ballet books down the years until this day The first known book to be set at a stage school, the first ballet story to be set in London, the first to feature upper middle class society, the first to show the limits of amateurism and possibly the first to show children as self reliant, able to survive without running to grownups when things went wrong.In 1937, Noel traveled with Bertram Mills Circus to research The Circus is Coming also known as Circus Shoes She won the Carnegie gold medal in February 1939 for this book In 1940, World War II began, and Noel began war related work from 1940 1945 During this time, she wrote four adult novels, five children s books, nine romances, and innumerable articles and short stories On May 10th, 1941, her flat was destroyed by a bomb Shortly after WWII is over, in 1947, Noel traveled to America to research film studios for her book The Painted Garden In 1949, she began delivering lectures on children s books Between 1949 and 1953, her plays, The Bell Family radio serials played on the Children s Hour and were frequently voted top play of the year Early in 1960s, she decided to stop writing adult novels, but did write some autobiographical novels, such as A Vicarage Family in 1963 She also had written 12 romance novels under the pen name Susan Scarlett Her children s books number at least 58 titles From July to December 1979, she suffered a series of small strokes and moved into a nursing home In 1983, she received the honor Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE On 11 September 1986, she passed away in a nursing home.


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