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In the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild’s tales of triumph. In this story, three orphan girls vow to make a name for themselves and find their own special talents. With hard work,
fame just may be in the stars! Originally published in 1937.

Determined to make a name for themselves, three adopted sisters living in London train for the ballet and the ...

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Overview

In the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild’s tales of triumph. In this story, three orphan girls vow to make a name for themselves and find their own special talents. With hard work,
fame just may be in the stars! Originally published in 1937.

Determined to make a name for themselves, three adopted sisters living in London train for the ballet and the stage and in the process discover that each has a special talent.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400091393
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/23/2004
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 3 cassettes, 4 hrs. 30 min.
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.13 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Often drawing on the raw material of her experiences as stage actress, Noel Streatfeild wrote more than 80 books for children and adults, including the famous "Shoes" series. A rebellious child who was expelled from her first school, she developed a lifelong love of theater and the performing arts. Her first novel, The Whitcharts--about the theater--was published in 1931. Though several other novels for adults followed, an editor encouraged a reluctant Streatfeild to write a theater-themed story for children; the result was highly successful Ballet Shoes, about three young girls training for the stage. Look for Theater Shoes and Dancing Shoes on audio from Listening Library.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    AN ENCOURAGING STORY OF DREAMS COME TRUE

    How refreshing to find a story focusing on what many may term 'old-fashioned values' - hard work, determination, and courage. All are in abundant supply in Noel Streatfeild's 'Ballet Shoes.' Also in abundant supply is the performing talent of Elizabeth Sastre who gives winsome voice to three orphan girls who are intent upon helping their adoptive parents and making a place for themselves in the world. Ms. Streatfeild, the author of 80 some children's books, admits to loving the theatre all of her life. That's evident in this warm, encouraging story. The girls, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy enroll in the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training, each vowing to make good. They practice, rehearse, practice and rehearse until eventually each discovers what her special talent might be. Listen and enjoy this encouraging story of dreams come true.

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