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Tennis Shoes (Anglais) Relié – décembre 1937

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Relié, décembre 1937
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--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché.
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Tennis Shoes is one of the wonderful 'Shoes' collection of adventures for children by Noel Streatfeild.There is no doubt about it - the Heath children have tennis in their blood. Their grandfather and father before them had been top players, and the twins are champion material. Then Nicky - cheeky, rebellious Nicky - starts to practise in secret, but talented at tennis as she is, the ambitious Nicky first has battles to win with herself - on and off the tennis court.Reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics, this is a sharp and funny story that follows in the footsteps of Ballet Shoes, Theatre Shoes and Circus Shoes by the popular children's author Noel Streatfeild. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

Biographie de l'auteur

Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when WWI 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. When she visited Puffin exhibitions, there were queues right out of the building and all the way down The Mall. She was one of the first winners of the Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983. Noel Streatfeild lived in London. She died in 1986. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 an interesting book but... 27 août 2000
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Format: Broché
I read most of Noel Streatfeild's children's books that were readily available in the mid 80's and have just recently discovered her excellent adult novels, especially Grass in Picadilly and Sapling as well as her three autobiographical book-- but there is something about this book that always bothered me when I was younger and still strikes me now. I'm not sure how the father is meant to be presented but he seems like such a distant and demanding person that I just felt bad for the children. What kind of father punishes a child for selling the family's umbrellas (to raise money to afford tennis equipment no less) but not giving her birthday or Christmas presents for two years-- but instead gives her four umbrellas over two years. I certainly sympathized with the children and the pressure they were under to be great at something but whether or not it was intentional, this book takes it further than the other "shoe" books.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Tennis Shoes 1 janvier 2002
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Format: Broché
I adored this book as a child. I can't believe it's out of print in the uk. It tells the story of four children training to become professional tennis players. Nicky, the heroine is an interesting character and it gives a real picture of her struggle, as well as the points where she loses motivation. There is also an interesting point where her older sister discovers she is not good enough and has to give up. This is a great read and also has depth.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Love it 9 mai 2014
Par Teisha - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
One of my favourite classics. Noel Streatfield introduced us to to four talented red haired children: Jim, Susan, Nicky and David, and their parents, Nanny and Cook who were determined to help them fulfil their dreams. This is the epitome of good, clean reading for young people -- more than the vampire and wearwolf nonsense that seems so pervasive these days.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 best shoes book 2 avril 2010
Par LibKat - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
This book is my favorite of all the shoes books. The characters are interesting and relatable and the sport is one of my favorites.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Seven years with the Heaths 23 juin 2015
Par Chrijeff - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
The four Heath children—fraternal twins Jim and Susan, aged nine; Nicolette, or Nicky for short, almost seven; and David, four—live in the London suburbs with their father, who is a family doctor, their mother, their cook Annie (who used to be in a family trapeze act in the circus), and their housekeeper Pinny. All of them are redheads of one kind or another, and all are rather bright; Jim is especially good at swimming, David at singing (and fascinated by big words, though it often annoys his family), Susan is clever at lessons and the family beauty; but Nicky, like many middle children, can’t seem to find her place, and tends to be lazy, besides grudging Susan her curls. Their father was once very good at tennis until a leg wound put a stop to his career, and so was his father before him. It’s Grandfather who one day, out of the blue, sees the twins playing an idle game of it and says “there’s a style about those two.” He suggests they join a club, though their father, with eight mouths to feed, doesn’t see how it can be afforded. So Grandfather comes up with the idea of a “tennis house,” a kind of miniature bank in which odd family change can be deposited for things like lessons and rackets and the proper clothes. The children aren’t entirely sure they want to play, but they know it’s important to Father and Grandfather, so they agree to try.

At first Nicky and David’s inability to contribute as agreed to the “house” has unexpected results, including the acquisition by the household of a very oddly-named dachshund and Nicky’s loss of birthday and Christmas money for two years. Jim tries, but his heart isn’t in it: his sport is swimming and he knows it. Susan does better than any of the others in the beginning, but then lazy Nicky hits her stride and discovers that playing before an audience gives her “a feeling of being lit up inside” that her siblings can only find in other things. And in the end Jim, David, Annie, and Pinny even foil a burglar and Nicky wins “a championship which no one of her age has ever won before.” This is a story about family, about goals, about hard work and finding your gifts, which every child (and parent too) should read.
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