Saturday, 9 January 2010

White Boots by Noel Streatfeild

White boots is a brilliant story by Noel Streatfeild.

It is about a little girl called Harriet who has been told by her doctor that she needs to take up ice-skating for her health. Harriet's family is quite poor and they can't really afford the skating lessons or boots. The manager of the ice rink kindly lets her go to the rink for free. She then makes a new friend, Lalla, who helps her with her ice-skating. Lalla has been skating since she was three and as Harriet gets better and better at ice-skating the more jealous Lalla becomes. I loved the family that Harriet had a kind nice family, her mother, father and three brothers, Alec - who knows his dream job,Toby - a brilliant mathematician and Edward - the show-off who everybody loves. Lalla's family is completely the opposite her Aunt Claudia - who wants her to be a skating star, her kind step-uncle David and her nurse Nana. The characters in this story stay with you forever. This book is set and written in the early 1950's. You want this book to go on and on and are sad when it's ended. The only criticism I have about it is that the end is rushed otherwise it's a fantastic book and I strongly advise you to read it. I would give this book a 9 out of 10.

I would say this book is probably from 9 upwards and anyone older will also probably enjoy it!



  1. to dottie you can tell you love books you are a great sister

    love daisy locketooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooo

  2. I loved this book too - must get round to reading Ballet Shoes sometime - especially as I know it's one of your favourites - how many times have you read it now???

    M x

  3. Oh I loved this when I was younger too , I've got a few Noel Streatfield books up in my mams attic

  4. It's parsy, this book sounds FAB! I'll be enquiring at school.

    See ya tomorrow!

  5. ooooh this is one of my all time favourite books from when I was a little girl, I loved it so much I even started ice skating and everything. Must dig it out and read it again.
    xx Clare

  6. Oh my goodness! I have read this book at least 15 times and I love it every time. You know what they say, "Rereading a good book is like revisiting a good friend!"

  7. Got this book last Christmas, and since then i've read it like thirty tims!