2011: 26. Theater Shoes

“It is very difficult to look as if you minded the death of a grandfather who, though you may have spent your holidays in his house, certainly seldom remembered that you did.”

Theater Shoes, Noel Streatfeild

Ok, its a little bit embarrassing to have read a straight up children’s book on the blog (not even YA!).  It’s even more embarrassing to have it be one of the few books I’ve re-read on the blog.  I’m not even a super fan of the book (though I do like Streatfeild, and the “shoes” books).  It’s just that Peter has learned to pull himself up, and when he did so, he pulled all my books off the shelf that divides his half of the room from Nate’s, and as I was (sigh) boxing them to put into the attic until we have a bigger house, this one was near the top of the pile and I thought, why not.  So I re-read it, over the course of an evening, and enjoyed it just as much as I did last time.  And I sort of want to re-read all the “shoes” books (see my post from last time about why this is a misnomer), and go buy all the ones I don’t have (oooh especially Skating Shoes, which I loved as kid, and burned up in my parent’s house fire*), but I don’t have much to say about this one.**

Categories:  Re-Read, YA, Re-Blog


*Well, technically, they got “smoke damage and water damaged” up, but you get the point.

**Except, I do think, even for a deus ex machina series, this one is particularly wish fulfillment/deus ex machina-y.  The roll of the Fossils (from Ballet Shoes), is a bit rich.  But, whatever.

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017