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Skating Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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The beloved Noel Streatfeild classic back in print! 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, Harriet meets orphaned Lalla Moore, who is being brought up by her wealthy aunt Claudia to be a skating champion. Although they have little in common, the girls form a fast friendship. Harriet is energized by talented, funny Lalla, and Lalla in turn blossoms under the affection of openhearted Harriet. The girls skate together more and more. But just as Lalla's interest in skating starts to fade, Harriet's natural talent begins to emerge. Suddenly Lalla and Harriet seem headed in two very different directions. Can their friendship survive?
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White Boots | Noel Streatfeild
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White #Boots was also published as Skating Shoes, part of the Shoes series that starts off with the wonderful Ballet Shoes.


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Eggs Beautiful 👢❄️💙 1mo
LeahBergen I just finished reading this a few days ago. ❤️ 1mo
Andrew65 @LeahBergen Strange coincidence. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! Stacked! 📚 1mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Usually such lovely books. 1mo
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White Boots | Noel Streatfeild
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A wintery vintage children‘s read with a side of tea and Cadbury Fingers.

And yes… I did eat three more while opening the packet.

Tamra Good for you! 😋 1mo
BarbaraBB … because you‘re worth it 😉 1mo
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LeahBergen @Tamra @BarbaraBB I knew you two would have my back. 😆 1mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella Dang, you have an impressive memory. 😆😆 I had to follow the hashtag to see what book I used it on. Yes, this one would fall into that category but to a much lesser degree than the old school stories. 😆 1mo
willaful One of my favs, and also my mom's. She used to ice dance and was quite a Lala. 😁 1mo
batsy I love this book *and* Cadbury Fingers equally 😆 A lovely photo 💖 1mo
Cathythoughts Lovely 🥰 1mo
MaureenMc I love everything about this photo. 🥰 1mo
LeahBergen @willaful I‘m more of a Harriet. 😆 1mo
LeahBergen @batsy 😆 I‘m feeling that way myself right now! 1mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Thanks, Cathy! 😘 1mo
LeahBergen @MaureenMc Aww, thanks! 😘 1mo
willaful The funny thing is, we are both Harriet types generally, but gives us an audience and boom, the inner Lala's come out. 😁 1mo
LeahBergen @willaful Love it! 😆 1mo
rubyslippersreads Perfect photo! 1mo
Centique Ohhhh the cover of that one! 😍 1mo
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Skating Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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Guess who got to manifest their bday wish today? Have not been ice skating in at least 20 years 🫣 had such a great time today with @the_wastrel ⛸💙

Bookzombie That‘s awesome! ⛸ 3mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🙌 3mo
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Skating Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Ice Princess

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White Boots | Noel Streatfeild
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sarahbellum I rewatched You‘ve Got Mail last night and there‘s a great scene with the Shoes books- what a coincidence to see this post! 1y
rockpools Oh, I loved this as a kid! ⛸ And what a pretty edition! 1y
Ruthiella Beautiful edition! 1y
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LeahBergen I love Noel Streatfeild so much. ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💙 1y
Eggs Classic!! 1y
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Skating Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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I appreciate that this one diverges from Streatfeild's formula ever so slightly! #childrenslit

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White Boots | Noel Streatfeild
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Loved this. ⛸

#MayMovieMagic #IceDance

batsy One of my favourites! Pretty edition 😍 4y
Cinfhen I only knew the ballet shoes books 💕💕💕💕 4y
Kalalalatja What a pretty edition 😍 4y
rohit-sawant This seems lovely! 4y
gradcat I had forgotten all about these books until your post—flash from the past, oh my! ♥️ 4y
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#anditsaugust day 15: #twowordtitles
One can always count on Noel Streatfeild for some lovely two-word titles. Some of her other two-word titles I've read include: Tennis Shoes, Apple Bough and Curtain Up

Mamashep And I never see his books without thinking of You've Got Mail! 5y
batsy Noel Streatfeild 💕 5y
Redwritinghood Those are such pretty books! 💕💕 5y
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GypsyKat @Mamashep Me too! 💗 5y
Kitty_Rochsmith Where did you get those!!!????😍 5y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 5y
RealLifeReading @Mamashep haha yeah the shoe books @GypsyKat 🙌🙌 5y
RealLifeReading @batsy I just adore her books. And I'm a bit sad that my mum gave my childhood copies away! 5y
RealLifeReading @Kitty_Rochsmith Ballet Shoes was from BookDepository a while back but I think they may not have this version anymore. I can't remember exactly where I got White Boots from. I think I may have chanced upon it at Book Outlet 5y
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White Boots | Noel Streatfeild
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These were passed on to me by my sister. The covers are not great but I'm so fond of them because these were the books I read and reread obsessively when I was young. #childhoodread #riotgrams

rockpools 😍I had the same editions of ballet shoes and white boots. LOVED them. Only discovered (with Litsy) just how many books she's written. 6y
LeahBergen I love Streatfeild's books. ❤️ 6y
batsy @RachelO Nice! They are treasured editions indeed. The thing about her books is that some of the US titles have been changed so I'm often confused as to what I've read and what I've not. 6y
batsy @LeahBergen She is wonderful ❤️ 6y
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