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In a gift edition or in paperback, “Ballet Shoes” is perfect for budding ballerinas and anyone who’s ever dreamed of being a star.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? My only complaint of the book was the last line in French. There’s great care taken to show Rachel as she appears to the people who don’t understand her Aunt Cora, Dulcie and even greater care to show us how hard she is trying to come out of her shell.

Jul 17, Juny rated it it was ok Shelves: It is the romantic tale of the Fossils, three girls who mysteriously arrive at the doorstep of Sylvia and the unflappable Nannie, sent from the eccentric G.

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She could still favor Dulcie and not want anyone to steal her spotlight without being cruel, especially to Rachel. I have watched the film countless times and decided it was time to read the book.

I should read the book again before I made a decision. Book ratings by Goodreads.


Streeatfeild all 11 comments. It’s also interesting to nnoel the crumpety-warm feeling of contentment that purveys this book. A book about two orphan sisters at a ballet school. And as an hoel Ballet Shoes was a commended runner up for the inaugural Carnegie Medal from the Library Associationrecognising the year’s best British children’s book by a British subject.

Apr 28, Footwear Boss rated it it neol amazing. Noel Streatfeild 1 5 Nov 08, It’s not a vehicle for any bal,et message other than the sweet thrill of life in all its ups and downs, the reward of persevering through lean times to enjoy the good. But then, sometimes nice guys surprise everyone and marry evil women. I don’t even know what – reading slump, I guess. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day.

My hometown library only had a copy of Circus Shoes, which I read again and again and would continue to read if I could get a copy. View all 3 comments. Please try again later. Inshe began writing her first adult novel, The Whichartspublished in And we won’t ever forget how it felt to be part of their lives.

I would have loved to experience the lives of the Fossil girls through a child’s eyes, and to have grown up with them. I want to see what happens next.

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Quotes from Ballet Shoes. With the guidance of so many grownups who care about them, they should be okay as they scale the ladder of accomplishment to heights rarely seen.

Definitely a lost art. After leaving the boel in the care of his niece Sylvia in London, he returns to exploring, promising to come back in five years’ time.

And plucky British orphans. The story and characters are lively and memorable, and Streatfeild describes the girls’ training and their dreams and goals with warmth, humor, and a realism which makes the book come alive. While the streatfelld really is as charming as the book they did take some great liberties with the story line.


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The book ends with Pauline going off to Hollywood to make a film, accompanied by Sylvia. Inshe began delivering lectures on children’s books. You can now embed Open Library books on your website!

Apr 01, Kristen Boers rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Goodreads helps you keep track of balleg you want to read. And I would buy multiple copies so that my children could have their own sets. Always the parents disappear due to death or whatever, leaving the children in someone else’s care.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Things begin to look bleak for Sylvia balleet the Fossil girls until they hit on an stretafeild idea: Apr 09, Darlene rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Like Louisa May Alcott before her in the immortal Little WomenStreatfeild brings together several different heroines for the reader to identify with. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this book for absolutely ages.

It matters even less. The fascinating bit for me was the setting of this book: