Oxford University Press, USA, Hardcover, 9780192720108, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
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Set during and after the second World War, this classic novel tells the story of Selina, who has been sent to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in the country. When Selina receives a parcel from her godmother in America it causes much excitement among her and her cousins, and, to Selina's delight, the parcel contains a beautiful party dress and a pair of party shoes. But delight turns to dismay when she realizes that she may never have an occasion to wear such a wonderful outfit - until, that is, she and her cousins come up with an idea of organizing a pageant...'
About the Author
Noel Streatfeild was an English author, best known for children's books including the "Shoes" series inaugurated by Ballet Shoes. She won the third annual Carnegie Medal for The Circus is Coming, also published as Circus Shoes.