A charming tale of life in the Bell family from the much-loved author of Ballet Shoes, with original illustrations by Shirley Hughes
Meet the big, happy Bell family who live in the vicarage at St. Marks. Father is a reverend, Mother is as kind as kind can be. Then there are the children—practical Paul, dancing Jane, mischievous Ginnie, and finally the baby of the family, Angus, whose ambition is to own a private zoo (he has already begun with his six boxes of caterpillars). And not forgetting Esau, a sure fire competitor for the most beautiful dog in Britain. Follow their eventful lives from tense auditions to birthday treats; from troubled times to hilarious escapades. Exclusive material in the back of the book includes a chance to find out which one of the Bell children you most resemble.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Noel Streatfeild's (1895-1986) first novel, Ballet Shoes, is her best-known book but she went on to write many well-loved books for children, including Circus Shoes which won the Carnegie Medal, Skating Shoes, and Theater Shoes. Shirley Hughes is the author of more than 200 books, including the Alfie series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wonderful! Great family and lovely characters. Nice collection of simple, kind, and funny everyday life. Very true to Streatfield's style and one of her better books, though I love them all. So happy to read one of her books that has never been in print in the US - at least in recent decades. Really hope they release more of her books in nook format, especially her classics. I've loved rereading her books since I was a child. :)
I am twelve years old and very old fashioned. I love Streatfeilds books, escpecially Ballet Shoes and Theater Shoes. But neither of those are on the nook store!