When World War II started, everybody was terrified that the enemy would bomb London to ruins, and thousands of children were sent to homes in the country. The three Clark children were sent to Dorset. Laura, Andy and Tim with their names and address pinned to them, joined Operation Pied Piper.
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Noel Streatfeild, the plain middle child between two talented and pretty sisters, trained at RADA and acted for nine years before writing Ballet Shoes, an instant bestseller, in 1936. As vicarage daughter, factory girl, actress, model, social worker, writer, and crusader for good books, Noel touched many aspects of life. Her experiences enriched her stories, which were so popular that, by her eightieth birthday, she had earned herself the title of "a national monument". She was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1939 and died in 1986.Review:
'Noel Streatfield vividly recreates the atmosphere of blitz-torn London with all its friendliness, horror, confusion and tragedy. Her book cannot fail to impress young readers.' Birmingham Post 'Noel Streatfeild's position in the children's book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and a real understanding of childhood. Her stories are rich in documentary interest and entertainment, escapism of a most satisfying sort.' 'TLS 'Noel Streatfeild is an author who is a true master of her craft.' Illustrated London News
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Book Description Collins, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000671238X
Book Description Collins, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000671238X