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White Boots

White Boots (Paperback, New edition)

By Streatfeild, Noel

When Lalla and Harriet become friends, Lalla's Aunt Claudia is pleased. But Aunt Claudia is only pleased as long as Harriet remains the beginner skater she was when Lalla first met her. For to her no one can be better than Lalla, and nothing can stand in the way of her becoming c... read full description below.

ISBN 9780006748991
Published 12 March 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Essential Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780006748991
ISBN-10 0006748996
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Collins
Publication Date 12 March 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Streatfeild, Noel
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Weight 135g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Skating, Juvenile fiction, Friendship
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

Can the friendship between Harriet, who skates for fun, and Lalla Moore, future world champion, survive the threat from Lalla's formidable Aunt Claudia? When Harriet needs to recover after a long illness, her doctor tells her to take up skating. Although no good at it, she admires the children -- like Lalla Moore -- in the centre of the rink who seem to be able to do anything they want on the ice. And when it turns out that Lalla's father and Harriet's father were at school together, and they can be friends, her happiness is complete. But Lalla is only happy when she is the best, and when Harriet begins to compete on equal terms, their friendship looks like falling apart...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Noel Streatfeild's position in the children's book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and real understanding of the surfaces of childhood. Her stories are rich in documentary interest and entertainment, escapism of a most satisfying sort. TLS Noel Streatfeild is an author who is a true master of her craft. Illustrated London News White Boots. Author: Noel (Ballet Shoes) Streatfeild. And you know we might very well leave it at that -- for what higher recommendation is wanted? Noel Streatfeild has that happy, skilful knack of turning her characters into real people -- something which only really good novelists can do. A first-rate book. BBC Children's Hour

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Author's Bio

Noel Streatfeild grew up in a vicarage. Her father eventually became Bishop of Lewes. Noel trained as an actress, and acted for nine years before writing her first book, for adults. She did not write her first (and most famous) children's book until 1936 -- Ballet Shoes. Thereafter she wrote more than thirty other children's books, some of which were televised, and all of which were hugely popular. Noel died in 1986.

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