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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.
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.
Jim Nasium Is A Tennis Mismatch
Despite his name, ten-year-old Jim Nasium is no all-star athlete. But he's determined to find the right sport for him in this hilarious and wacky chapter book adventure! This time he's trying his uncoordinated hand at tennis in order to impress a girl.
About the Author
Marty McKnight is a freelance writer from St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written several chapter books for young readers.
About the Illustrator
Chris Jones is a Canadian based children's illustrator. He enjoys telling stories visually, and his colourful style focuses on humour and expressiveness. Chris, graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), has worked as both a graphic designer and an illustrator. His illustrations appear in several magazines and educational publications, and he also has numerous creator owned graphic novels and children's books to his credit. Chris is a member and volunteer with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Chris is inspired by good music, good books, long walks, and generous amounts of coffee.
New Shoes On A Dead Horse
The Romans believed that an artist's inspiration came from a spirit, called a genius, that lived in the walls of the artist's home. In her second book, Sierra DeMulder examines her childhood in a small town, heartache, loss, and the possibility of transcending suffering, aided by the voice of her own genius. His character appears throughout the book, providing charming commentary and biting insight on the young author's creative process and emotional path.
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