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  • Title: Apple Bough
  • Author: Noel Streatfeild
  • ISBN: 9780006755401
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Forums David and Polly, and the children Myra, Sebastian, Wolfgang and Ethel live in a house called Apple Bough, and are a very musical family David is a pianist, and considered one of the best accompanists in the country Polly had been training to be a professional singer before her marriage after her marriage she gave up training, and became an artist.All of theThe Forums David and Polly, and the children Myra, Sebastian, Wolfgang and Ethel live in a house called Apple Bough, and are a very musical family David is a pianist, and considered one of the best accompanists in the country Polly had been training to be a professional singer before her marriage after her marriage she gave up training, and became an artist.All of the children can play the piano nicely, but Myra, Wolfgang and Ethel are born amateurs Sebastian plays remarkably well, but there seems to be something missing However, when he is four David and Polly realise that the violin is his instrument, and he begins taking lessons, and practising up to four hours a day Because of his violin lessons, Sebastian cannot go to a normal school, so David and Polly engage a governess to teach all the children Miss Popple, who soon becomes known as Popps.At the suggestion of his violin teacher, David and Polly allow Sebastian to play at a musicians charity event when he is eight As a result of this, an important American concert arranger makes an offer for Sebastian to tour America, accompanied by his father The tour will finish in California, where a great violin master lives the income from the tour will be enough to pay for lessons At first Polly refuses, not wanting to break up the family However, a new offer is made, for the whole family, and Miss Popple, to travel with Sebastian David and Polly think this will be a wonderful experience for the children, so they agree Apple Bough is sold, Myra s dog, Wag, is left with Miss Popple s brother, and the family set off for America.One tour is followed by another, and after four years the family has travelled around North and South America, Japan, Australia, and Europe, but they have not been back to England By this time, the children and Miss Popple are getting tired of travelling Myra misses Wag, Ethel wants to be a student at the Royal Ballet School, and Wolfgang feels it s as if Sebastian was a dog and we were his tail When Sebastian turns twelve, he is able to perform in England Before his first concert, Myra, Wolfgang and Ethel have a holiday with their grandparents, and it is from a conversation with Grandfather that Operation Home is born.
    Noel Streatfeild
    Mary Noel Streatfeild, known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author best known and loved for her children s books, including Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes She was born on Christmas Eve, 1895, the daughter of William Champion Streatfeild and Janet Venn and the second of six children to be born to the couple Sister Ruth was the oldest, after Noel came Barbara, William Bill , Joyce who died of TB prior to her second birthday and Richenda Ruth and Noel attended Hastings and St Leonard s Ladies College in 1910 As an adult, she began theater work, and spent approximately 10 years in the theater During the Great War, in 1915 Noel worked first as a volunteer in a soldier s hospital kitchen near Eastbourne Vicarage and later produced two plays with her sister Ruth When things took a turn for the worse on the Front in 1916 she moved to London and obtained a job making munitions in Woolwich Arsenal At the end of the war in January 1919, Noel enrolled at the Academy of Dramatic Art later Royal Academy in London In 1930, she began writing her first adult novel, The Whicharts, published in 1931 In June 1932, she was elected to membership of PEN Early in 1936, Mabel Carey, children s editor of J M Dent and Sons, asks Noel to write a children s story about the theatre, which led to Noel completing Ballet Shoes in mid 1936 In 28 September 1936, when Ballet Shoes was published, it became an immediate best seller.According to Angela Bull, Ballet Shoes was a reworked version of The Whicharts Elder sister Ruth Gervis illustrated the book, which was published on the 28th September, 1936 At the time, the plot and general attitude of the book was highly original, and destined to provide an outline for countless other ballet books down the years until this day The first known book to be set at a stage school, the first ballet story to be set in London, the first to feature upper middle class society, the first to show the limits of amateurism and possibly the first to show children as self reliant, able to survive without running to grownups when things went wrong.In 1937, Noel traveled with Bertram Mills Circus to research The Circus is Coming also known as Circus Shoes She won the Carnegie gold medal in February 1939 for this book In 1940, World War II began, and Noel began war related work from 1940 1945 During this time, she wrote four adult novels, five children s books, nine romances, and innumerable articles and short stories On May 10th, 1941, her flat was destroyed by a bomb Shortly after WWII is over, in 1947, Noel traveled to America to research film studios for her book The Painted Garden In 1949, she began delivering lectures on children s books Between 1949 and 1953, her plays, The Bell Family radio serials played on the Children s Hour and were frequently voted top play of the year Early in 1960s, she decided to stop writing adult novels, but did write some autobiographical novels, such as A Vicarage Family in 1963 She also had written 12 romance novels under the pen name Susan Scarlett Her children s books number at least 58 titles From July to December 1979, she suffered a series of small strokes and moved into a nursing home In 1983, she received the honor Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE On 11 September 1986, she passed away in a nursing home.


    Commentaires:

    Hilary
    Sebastian is a child prodigy violinist and being too young to legally tour in England the family sell their home to tour abroad and further his career. The other children are dragged along with him with and give up all their own friends and interests as mum does not want to split the family up. The parents love this jet setting life but not suprisingly the children want a home and a life of their own. A long winded plan is hatched by grandparents to make them see sense. I don't think this story [...]

    Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
    When I first started this book I thought, oh dear, a rewrite of Movie Shoes with a touch of Dancing/Ballet Shoes. We have the piano-playing brother, the obnoxious conceited little brother like the one in White Boots, and the misunderstood, talentless sister, Myra. We also have the weird names again, particularly little Wolfie, the self-absorbed brat. ("Forum" as a surname? Seriously?) Posey Fossil is mentioned as "the best dancer in the world" and we hear again of Madame and her Academy. Therefo [...]

    lucyblack
    This story doesn't really have any plot and of course you know everything will turn out okay cos this is a Noel Streatfeild novel, but still wanted to read to the end. I love the family in this book and I want to be them with all their love, talents and privilages. I want there confidence, their looks, their staff. These books are like comfort food to me, especially the descriptions of their comfort foods. I want to come home from a hard day of being the best at everything and be fed a 'tea' wit [...]

    Jenne
    Not one of my most favorites--everyone seems to whine a lot, Wolfgang is one of her more insufferable characters, Ethel is just a copy of Posy Fossil, Sebastian is "sensitive" (and suffers from "exhaustion"), and Myra is too good to be true. And of course as usual the servants are much more sensible and responsible than the parents. Oh, and those hilarious foreigners! They just get so overemotional!Still, it's never dull, and before you know it you've read the whole thing in one go.

    Jamie
    5/13/2012 update: now has a book cover available!It is just so sad that Noel Streatfeild's books are hard to find: to purchase or to borrow at the library. Notice the book cover for this book isn't even available on . Such a shame! If you have read and enjoyed Ballet Shoes or Theater Shoes (and you can get your hands on a copy of this book) I am pretty sure you'll like this one just as much. Noel sticks to the same plot and character ideas in all her books. This time around it is the Forum fami [...]

    Stephanie
    I loved this so much. So so so much! It's now my 2nd-favorite Noel Streatfeild book, very closely following Ballet Shoes - which says a LOT, since Ballet Shoes is one of my favorite books in the world! Oh wow, was Noel Streatfeild an amazing writer.(I read this book, btw, under its original title, APPLE BOUGH, in the lovely 2nd-hand edition I was given for Christmas - but I think that, at least in America, it was retitled TRAVELING SHOES, if you're having trouble finding it under the title APPLE [...]

    Carolynne
    The gifted Forum children--Myra, Sebastian, Wolfgang and Ettie--to their clueless parents' surprise are weary of traveling around accompanying violinist Sebastian, and finally find a home of their own. Myra is the most appealing character: she doesn't think she has any gifts, but she's the glue that holds the family together. Also known as _Traveling Shoes_. Fans of Hilary McKay's stories about the Casson family (beginning with _Saffy's Angel_) will like this.

    Harriet_Lang
    Possibly my all time favourite children's book. I've never connected with a character as much as I have Myra who felt the same longing for a settled family home as I did (my father was in the army so we were constantly moving) The book still means a huge amount to me but I can't decide whether or not I wish more people had read it - part of me likes feeling like it's this wonderful secret!

    Beth
    Now that I think about it, The Penderwicks in Spring has a storyline that feels like an outgrowth of part of Traveling Shoes. This is not a good book, by the way. But it's got some moments that do ring true.

    Deena
    This is another Streatfeild that I reread regularly. One day I will have to track down a hard cover edition, as my pb is failing.

    Hannah Garden
    I found this on accident on the 48 cent carts when I was picking some books to mail to Mom, and then when I was in Florida she leant it to me and it was fanTASTic!

    Lex
    I was a big fan of this book as a child. The descriptions of the garden at Apple Bough and visiting the grandparents in Devon were so vivid it almost felt as if I was there. I thought the "there's no place like home" sentiment was beautifully done, especially as they travelled all over the world but always longed for Apple Bough.I liked how each child had their own individual talent and that their parents encouraged their dreams, and I loved the happy ending, the way that you were expecting it t [...]

    Sue
    A typical Streatfeild family, with a highly gifted 12-year-old violinist, have been travelling around the world for a couple of years. However the other children long for a permanent home. There's a talented ballet dancer, a potential popular song writer who also likes to recite, and a very nicely drawn big sister who doesn't think she has any real talent at all. It's a lovely book set in the middle of the 20th century, featuring family values and relationships. There's some mild humour and seve [...]

    Helen
    You couldn't not like anything she wrote, but the older I get, the more I ache for the "normal" rubbish untalented one she always puts in. Young girls reading these books think they're Posy Fossil, or at a push Pauline, or here they might be the equivalent of any of the precocious ones, but I, of course, like most of us, am dull cranky Petrova, and I'm worrywart Myra, whose only identified talent is "being a good sister". I did hurt for the poor thing, as her siblings capered and showed off arou [...]

    Deborah
    Not one I read as a child, but worth the wait. NS really excels at sibling relationships and they run brilliantly through this story. Myra - quiet, unassuming, steady - is the real heroine here, the heart and the home, and the ending just had me in floods. Lots of NS's books are about searching for a home, and what makes a true home. This is the one where she does it the best.

    Kate
    I have always loved Noel Streatfeild's books and as a child I got my library to ILL them for me or hunted through second hand book stores to find all of them. She tells the perfect "girls stories". I was always able to find one character in each book that was my favorite. They definitely stand up to re-reads.

    Sally
    The American title, 'Traveling Shoes', makes a lot of sense here (as opposed to just being a desperate attempt to give it a 'Shoe' title!). Quite liked this one, though I wasn't as keen on any of the kids, really. Except perhaps one of the girls.

    Webcowgirl
    Starting reading on Thursday, finished today. Written in a fairly simple style but a pleasure nonetheless.

    Anna
    It's good so far.

    Sarah
    Although I liked all of the books in this series I will admit there was some comfort in their formulaic set-up and nice, neat endings.

    Laura Daly
    My favorite childhood (age 7) book a wonderful story.

    Meghan
    The end to this one made me feel all warm and rosy and bubbling inside.

    Felicity
    This is one of my favourite books from my childhood. I just love the story and how she portrays the different personalities of the children.

    Marlies
    Might be my favorite one so far

    Wendy
    I read this under the title Apple Bough. one of her best.

    Sallie
    I wasn't sure I would like this book as well as "Theatre Shoes" but I did and do. Similar themes in her books, but this one was very satisfying to me by the end.

    Rachel
    This is definitely one of Noel Streatfeild's best books; I enjoyed it almost as much as Ballet Shoes. I especially liked the sibling dynamic in it (and of course the happy ending).

    Emilia
    A lovely story. Similar to Noel Streatfeild's other books- there's the famous child, the dancer and the actor but among them, there's also a want for a true home and that's the true message of the story.The one thing I really didn't like though- Polly. She REALLY infuriated me as a character as she was a mother who was just so ANNOYING!! She was selfish and couldn't even see that her children were miserable. She just assumed they were happy as she was. AGH so annoying!!(But seriously, read this [...]

    Sarah
    I read chapters 1-3. The storyline was interesting, but confusing at times. I lost track of the timeline and I lost track of which character was speaking. I think I'll try it again when I'm 10 or 11. Louisa, age 8

    Polly
    After Ballet Shoes, this may well be my favorite Streatfeild book. And although I do have talents of a marketable kind, there were definitely times in my youth that I felt like Myra.

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