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Publisher's Summary

A timeless children's classic about ice-skating, friendship and ambition, from the beloved author of Ballet Shoes. Perfect for all children who love skating, dancing and performing.

Harriet’s best friend, Lalla, dreams of being the best skater in the world - but when Harriet discovers her own natural talent on the ice, the girls’ friendship comes under threat.

Will Harriet choose Lalla or her own glittering future?

©2020 Noel Streatfeild (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A heartwarming story of friendship and dreams." (Cathy Cassidy)

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  • 09-04-20

Great story, well read

I remembered loving this book when I was growing up, and really enjoyed revisiting it. The narration here is excellent and lets the story shine, with good and distinctive voices for all the characters.

My only criticism is that the audio should have been checked more thoroughly before release, as there are three places where the narration has not been edited properly to remove duplicate phrases.

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  • Sandy
  • 08-13-21

Charming

A charming story with first class narration from Lucy Scott. I read it as a child and this production took me right back. Noel Streatfeild never fails to impress with her strong female characters. Highly recommended to boys and girls of all ages.

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  • Cogito Ergo Sometimes
  • 06-08-21

Enchanting

This was a favourite of mine when I was a girl and I listened to it on a whim this week when I wasn't very well. I wanted something comforting. it really delivered.
I remember Lucy Scott from Pride & Prejudice and her voice is wonderful for this. Great characterisations. Real warmth. Good job.

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  • Blu3bell
  • 04-28-21

Absolutely enchanting

Magical, inspiring, sad,funny and triumphant!! What more could a child want but to dream and dream big

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  • Olivia
  • 02-08-21

BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO IN MY LIFE!!!

I love love looove this book when I first started listening I thought it was a bit old fashioned but as I listened to the rest I couldn’t stop playing it again and again this is the 7 time I’ve listened to this book and it’s absolutely incredible I recommend this book to everyone except if you are under 5 because you won’t understand as I said it is a bit old fashioned but it’s a great book. There is only one problem after I finished the white boots for the first time I started looking for the next one in the series but there wasn’t any I was a bit upset about that because I wanted to hear more stories of Harriet Jonson and Lala More.

That’s the end of my review I listen to lots of audio books and some of my favourite authors are: David Walliams, Crasseda Cowell, Noel Streatfield and David Baddiel.

Thank you for reading and thanks to Noel Streatfield who created this book.

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  • SW11 reader
  • 11-30-20

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Incredible. Absolutely Amazing. This is the best book I have ever bought on audible, or in fact the best book I have ever listened to. I would recommend this to EVERYONE.

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  • Sue
  • 10-14-20

A DELIGHTFUL NOSTALGIC ESCAPE!

Really enjoyed this, beautifully read, and took me back to 1951 when I read and loved for the first time.
A treat! A definite feel-good book! Perfect for the weird times we are in....