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Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories

Noel Streatfeild

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Orchard Books
27 October 2020
'The wonderful Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories collects, for the first time, nine festive stories originally written for annuals and magazines in the 1940s and 1950s . . . As ever, Streatfeild's children always feel utterly real and relatable. A beautifully produced treat' Anna Carey, Irish Times In this captivating collection of stories by the author of Ballet Shoes, there are auditions on stage and antics on ice, trips to the pantomime, holiday adventures, and laughter shared with family and friends. Charming, heartwarming and funny, this collection will bring joy to readers of all ages.

Originally written in 1940s-60s for annuals, magazines and the radio, these stories have never been collected before.

With enchanting line drawings by by Peter Bailey.

Stories include:

The Audition The Bells Keep Twelfth Night The Moss Rose Thimble The Princess The Chain Christmas at Collers The Pantomime Goose Skating to the Stars
By:   Noel Streatfeild
Imprint:   Orchard Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 194mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   160g
ISBN:   9780349010939
ISBN 10:   0349010935
Series:   Virago Modern Classics
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   27 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when the First World War broke out, Noel followed her dream of being on stage and went to RADA where she became a professional actress. She began writing children's books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day. She was one of the first winners of the Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983.

Reviews for Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories

Not only is this a gorgeous little book, the short stories in Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories have never been collected together in one place before. A treat for readers of all ages - Good Housekeeping Streatfeild was an accomplished writer of short stories and this lovely collection highlights some of her festive best. The perfect present to read with your children this Christmas - Independent i [Expect] escapism and writerly ease as Noel Streatfeild recounts stories of auditions on stage, adventures on ice and holiday mayhem. They're social records and thrilling reads - The Times The wonderful Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories collects, for the first time, nine festive stories originally written for annuals and magazines in the 1940s and 1950s ... As ever, Streatfeild's children always feel utterly real and relatable. A beautifully produced treat - Irish Times


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