Friday, February 03, 2006

Finally found a fiction book!

We have been in the doldrums with fiction lately. We normally have at least one fiction read aloud going (sometimes one for each girl), but have had a bad run of books that just didn't take off. Finally we have found one that has both girls begging me to read it ... White Boots by Noel Streatfeild, an old childhood favourite of mine. (This was published in the US as Skating Shoes. I hate it when books have different titles on either side of the Atlantic!)

Two completely unrelated facts about Noel Streatfeild:
* Her name really is spelt that way (not Streatfield)
* As well as children's fiction she also wrote history books for children, including a book in the Landmark series about Queen Victoria, a biography of Tutenkhamun, and a long out of print gem, The Fearless Treasure: a Story of England from Then to Now.

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