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Why Girls Love Shoes
Whether sexy stilettos are your passion, or you've just got a thing for leather thigh-high boots, you can feed your addiction with this little gift book.
More than just a necessity, for many women, shoes are our best friend: a favourite pair will cheer up a dull day, give a confidence boost when needed and see us through both good times and bad. It's a lifelong love affair that starts with Cinderella's glass slippers and never ends.
Shoes are, quite literally, an extension of yourself, and if there's one way to add instant glamor to your life, it's with the right pair of shoes. For shoe-obsessed ladies, whose closets are overflowing with slingbacks, wedges, Mary Janes, kitten heels, ballet pumps, and more, these pages will delight and inspire.
Illustrated throughout with stylish artworks by Sam Wilson, shoe-aholics are sure to adore this compendium of little-known facts and quips and quotes about every type of shoe under the sun.
What do you want to be when you grow up? People work in various jobs. Very often, clothes fit the job. The right shoes, for example, can make a job easier or safer. A nurse wouldn't wear construction boots, and a construction worker wouldn't wear ballet slippers. There is the right shoe for every job. Steve Swinburne explores various occupations through a simple, lively text and bright, colorful photographs. The book includes a guessing game that invites young readers to guess which shoe matches which job. This Library Media Connection Editor's Choice book offers a unique way of asking children what they want to be when they grow up.
Every family has its secrets, but it was a huge surprise to the three young Forbeses, fresh from a country vicarage, to discover that their grandmother was a famous actress. Sent to live with her in bombed-out, wartime London, they soon discovered that they were expected to follow in the family footsteps - to the footlights!
As an actress herself, Noel Streatfeild was familiar with all the details of the backstage world of the theatre. She has created an authentic, perceptive and vivid picture of theatrical life - from stage school to auditions to performances.
About the Author
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.
My First Ballet Class
Sweet text from bestselling author Alyssa Satin Capucilli takes readers through their very first day at ballet class! This 8 x 8 paper-over-board book features striking photographs and whimsical drawn images. Cardstock pages with large fold-out panels feature detailed step-by-step instructions for each ballet position. Each cardstock page folds out into a large 16 x 16 inch page that reveals detailed descriptions of actual dance instructions!
The story of Miss Lavender and her young ballerinas will entice young readers to emulate their simple movements again and again! Thanks to this interactive book, aspiring ballerinas can practice their dance steps wherever they go!
About the Author
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of the popular books about the little yellow puppy named Biscuit. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
"It's been a long time since I read a novel with such charm, generosity, humor, daring, and brilliance. It is just splendid." -- Bobbie Ann Mason
Thirty years after her stepbrother's unsolved murder, a reluctant Mary Byrd Thornton is forced by a detective's call to return to her family and again confront the crime's irremovable stain.
This stunning debut--from the cofounder of the legendary Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi--is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of Lisa Howorth's stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined.
With a flamboyant cast, splendid dark humor, a potent sense of history, and a shocking true story at its heart, Flying Shoes is a rich and candid novel from a fresh new voice about family and memory and one woman's flight from a wounded past.
About the Author
Lisa Howorth was born in Washington, D.C., where her family has lived for four generations. She moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where she married her husband, Richard, and raised their three children. They opened Square Books (named by Publishers Weekly as the 2013 Bookstore of the Year) in 1979. She received the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1996 and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2007. Her writing has appeared in Garden & Gun and the Oxford American. This is her first novel.
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