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White Boots | Noel Streatfeild
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"If you pass your inter-silver, I'll tell Aunt Claudia that I don't want to work with you any more."Harriet is told that she must take up ice-skating in order to improve her health. She isn't much good at it, until she meets Lalla Moore, a young skating star. Now Harriet is getting better and better on the ice, and Lalla doesn't like it. Does Harriet want to save their friendship more than she wants to skate?
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Skating Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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A charming story of two young girls, Harriet & Lalla, navigating the ups & downs of competitive skating and friendship. Streatfeild‘s writing is lovely, and her humor is dry and witty. My daughter & I read this one together, and she currently places this one on her top-5. ☺️ #50in50

AmyG Beautiful cover. 2w
batsy I adore this book 💕 2w
MaureenMc @AmyG I love this cover, too. ☺️ 2w
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LeahBergen It‘s such a lovely story! 🥰 2w
MaureenMc @batsy @LeahBergen It‘s so sweet, and Streatfeild‘s characterization is pretty much perfect. 1w
charl08 Love this one, a favourite. 4d
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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.


@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs Beautiful 👢❄️💙 3mo
LeahBergen I just finished reading this a few days ago. ❤️ 3mo
Andrew65 @LeahBergen Strange coincidence. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! Stacked! 📚 3mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Usually such lovely books. 3mo
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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! 😋 3mo
BarbaraBB … because you‘re worth it 😉 3mo
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LeahBergen @Tamra @BarbaraBB I knew you two would have my back. 😆 3mo
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. 😆 3mo
willaful One of my favs, and also my mom's. She used to ice dance and was quite a Lala. 😁 3mo
batsy I love this book *and* Cadbury Fingers equally 😆 A lovely photo 💖 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely 🥰 3mo
MaureenMc I love everything about this photo. 🥰 3mo
LeahBergen @willaful I‘m more of a Harriet. 😆 3mo
LeahBergen @batsy 😆 I‘m feeling that way myself right now! 3mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Thanks, Cathy! 😘 3mo
LeahBergen @MaureenMc Aww, thanks! 😘 3mo
willaful The funny thing is, we are both Harriet types generally, but gives us an audience and boom, the inner Lala's come out. 😁 3mo
LeahBergen @willaful Love it! 😆 3mo
rubyslippersreads Perfect photo! 3mo
Centique Ohhhh the cover of that one! 😍 3mo
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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! ⛸ 4mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! 4mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🙌 4mo
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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! 6y
batsy Noel Streatfeild 💕 6y
Redwritinghood Those are such pretty books! 💕💕 6y
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GypsyKat @Mamashep Me too! 💗 6y
Kitty_Rochsmith Where did you get those!!!????😍 6y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 6y
RealLifeReading @Mamashep haha yeah the shoe books @GypsyKat 🙌🙌 6y
RealLifeReading @batsy I just adore her books. And I'm a bit sad that my mum gave my childhood copies away! 6y
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 6y
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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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