Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Movie Shoes Paperback – May 1, 1984


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$14.99
Paperback
"Please retry"
$136.80 $9.80

100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Yearling (May 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440458153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440458159
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
"Movie Shoes" combines the charm of "Ballet Shoes" (and the reappearance of the Fossil sisters) with the freshness of an American setting. The Winter family, mother and father, their nanny Peaseblossom, and the children, Jane, Rachel, and Tim, spend a winter in California shortly after World War II. The sunshine will be good for their father's health. How can Rachel afford dancing lessons? Aunt Cora does not see their importance. How will Tim, a promising pianist, find a piano to practice on? Rachel, a pupil at Madame Fidolia's, is "adopted" by Posy Fossil, now eighteen years old and dancing for Manoff in California. Lovers of "Ballet Shoes" will enjoy seeing the Fossils again. Bad-tempered Jane, the "middle child," is invited to play Mary in "The Secret Garden" while they are in California. The story of how these talented and indomitable children take care of themselves, and the adaptation of this British family to the United States, makes this the most American of Streatfeild's books. How splendid it would be if Dell Yearling, her American publishers, brought it back into print in the U.S.!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 28, 1999
Format: Library Binding
Movie_Shoes is a wonderful book for someone who loves movies, books, and The_Secret_Garden. It weaves a magical tale around Jane Winter, and you start to believe you are her, putting up with bratty little Maurice Tuesday (Colin), longing to watch David Doe work his magic (Dickon), seeing your brother Tim play the piano almost professionally at age 8, and looking on as your older sister meets two of the most famous ballet personalities in the world. An intercultural adventure for everyone! Caution: Beware of nasty aunts.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Tandy on May 23, 2000
Format: Library Binding
Do you remember when the Meg Ryan character walked into Tom Hanks' FOX BOOKS store and the customer asked about the "Shoes" books, and a monologue about the wonders of Noel Streatfeild's "Shoes" books ensued, touching on Dancing Shoes, Ballet Shoes, and Skating Shoes, which is absolutely wonderful? That scene made me break down crying, because I had never heard anyone other than myself talk about these terrific books, and the fact that it is tragic that they are mostly out of print and hard to find. This book is a wonderful story of about life for three British children in the United States, working hard for a goal, and accomplishing it, or at least getting on the road to achieving a reasonable, yet magical, goal. If you want a great book for your favorite elementary schooler - boy OR girl, buy this one - then buy the other "Shoes" books for your favorite girl (and get a copy of Tennis Shoes for your favorite boy too!)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
I loved the Shoes books since I was a little girl, and this one was in my collection from around the time that the 1984 edition was released. Unfortunately, most of my children's books were stolen about 9 years ago. I've been rebuilding my collection, slowly. I was just wondering if someone could tell me why this book is so expensive! I've found used copies of other Shoes books for normal prices for sought-after used paperbacks (let's say I can't see spending more than $7 on a used paperback from the 80s, and most of the copies I've acquired locally were priced around 3 or 4 dollars) but this one is just ridiculous. I balked the last time I looked for it on Amazon and found the cheapest copy was $12 plus shipping and now you can't find one for less than $20. Why?

As far as a book review goes, this story is notable among the Shoes stories in that it takes place in America, features cameos by 2 of the Fossil sisters, and gives the lead role to the "untalented" black sheep child. The family comes to the States for the father's ailing health. The oldest daughter is angry about her ballet career being interrupted. The son cares about nothing except for the piano and is so charming that he will succeed in any environment. The middle kid has zero talent and is also considered something of a wet blanket. The only thing she likes is animals, and, upon finding a sick dog on the beach in California, promptly chastises its owner, who happens to be looking for a bad-tempered British child to cast in the role of Mary in the Secret Garden. Let the magic commence.

I really want to read/own this book again and if a battered used copy is really valued at $20, I want to know why.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?