Skating Shoes

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Random House, 1951 - Juvenile Fiction - 216 pages
16 Reviews
The beloved Noel Streatfeild classic back in print!

It's a stroke of great luck when Harriet Johnsonís 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 Lallaís interest in skating starts to fade, Harrietís natural talent begins to emerge. Suddenly Lalla and Harriet seem headed in two very different directions. Can their friendship survive?

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Review: Skating Shoes (Shoes #7)

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

I am in love with the "shoe" books. Noel Streatfeild is a genius when it comes to writing for little girls. His books are full of whimsy and everlasting friendships. The Skating Shoes is another ... Read full review

Review: Skating Shoes (Shoes #7)

User Review  - Ella - Goodreads

Skating shoes is a good book. I think so because it seems real when you read it. You can feel what the characters feeling. The book is talking about tow girls. One of ten is really poor and the second ... Read full review


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About the author (1951)

Noel Streatfeild wrote thirty-eight books for children, many of them inspired by her devotion to the performing arts. Her characters often consider careers on the stage, the screen, and even the ice-skating rink! She died in 1986 at the age of ninety.

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