Three orphan girls. A pair of pink slippers. A lifetime in the spotlight. Read the classic that has captivated generations! Pauline, Petrova, and Posy love their quiet. Three orphan girls. A pair of pink slippers. A lifetime in the spotlight. Read the classic that has captivated generations! Pauline, Petrova, and. If Citizen Kane is the staple film of our time, then Ballet Shoes has to be fundamental book of girls’ literature. I have read it countless times, and.

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Pauline, Petrova and Posy will take to the stage. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. It is only w This was an adorable tale. Nov 06, Pages Middle Grade Buy. Wasn’t the best book, but had a good time reading it.

The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. This is another book that is practically perfect in every way. She appeared to know that going en pointe at eight was too young, but that was it.

Top Children’s Novels # Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Well we learn in Noel Streatfeild: Even the earthquake that destroyed her Turkish home has not made her think differently, only now she’s stuck in a prim suburban household with an uncle who “doesn’t approve” of dancing. Sep 12, Anny rated it it was amazing Shelves: The clerk has clearly never heard of them, but Colleen has, and she tells the customer that “The Ballet Shoes” is definitely the one she should start with So, I started rifling through my old books and the Fossil sisters literally fell into my lap.


While I don’t know that this book holds up particularly well for me as an adult reader I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve read this.

The guy’s all like, “Um Inshe began dhoes lectures on children’s books. During the Great War, in Noel worked first as a volunteer in a soldier’s hospital kitchen near Eastbourne Vicarage and later produced two plays with her sister Ruth.

I’m willing to forgive it in the delight of reading a well-told tale. Set during the worst years of the worldwide economic depression, the book combines aspiration and harder reality to very good effect. 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.

This site uses cookies. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Too short to develop a story well or to make any conflict or confusion around “S’William” convincing.

Top 100 Children’s Novels #78: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Each girl must find the courage to follow her dream. Quotes from Ballet Shoes. Return to Book Page. She I was disappointed with this book. The book revolves around three siblingsthe youngest being Anna.

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild – book review

Book ratings by Goodreads. This means that as each child reaches the age of twelve, she will be able to work professionally on the stage. He soon comes into possession of an orphaned baby he brings home and leaves for Nana to look after.


Far from idealising the world xhoes stage-school kids, Ballet Shoes gives us minute detail about the realities of making a living in this environment.

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I would have thought a person who taught literature was too grand for it. Based on 5 reviews.

Through a series of incidents and accidents, shoss ends up adopting three baby girls: Lists with This Book. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Like the best children’s stories, even though whoes Ballet Shoes is one of those books I wish I’d been able to read as a child. There is perhaps, in the inevitable return of Great-Uncle Matthew coinciding as it does with the the changing fortunes of Posy and Paulinea little too much of the deus ex machina, but that’s what we expect from a children’s book isn’t it?

Oh, to go back and have the privilege of my first read of Ballet Shoes a second time. I love that Doctor Jakes feels the same way. Comments Kate Coombs says: Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! It’s funny how relevant a story like this is in today’s world.

Following the girls from birth into their teens, the story often glides through a whole year in a single page. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Those feeling quickly went away.