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Apple Bough is a children's novel, written by Noel Streatfeild, and published in 1962. It is published under the name Traveling Shoes in the United States.

After years of staying in strange houses in even stranger foreign cites, of travelling round the world with their famous brother Sebastian, what the Forum children want most of all is a home. They yearn for their beloved Apple Bough, which had been sold, years ago, before they started touring. "Learn geography from travel" their parents said. "Become world citizens." But surely even world citizens could have somewhere they could call their own? Where they could leave something and find it still there when they got back? So Myra makes a plan - "Operation Home", and is determined to make it succeed.

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  • Reading Age: 11+
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