Ballet Shoes
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Ballet Shoes

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by Noel Streatfeild, Diane Goode
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679847595
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
The Shoe Books
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
49,956
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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Ballet Shoes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Annabell22 More than 1 year ago
This is a go to book easy classic, I buy it for all the new baby girls in my family. Even I keep a copy for myself as a fun read. Great Book!
7Emphatic More than 1 year ago
I don't know if anyone sacrafices for the people they love like these girls sacrafice for eachother.You are certainly likely to feel you've been lazy after reading the story of these hard working passion filled characters. My only disappointment with the book is a particular characters bad luck in acting roles because of her looks. Though this is likely how the acting world works it is sad to see in a kids book someone being rejected because of how pretty they are.
andsobo More than 1 year ago
My mother bought this story for me as a child when I wanted nothing more than to dance for a living. So well-written, I read and re-read this and my other favorite Noel Streatfeild story, "Dancing Shoes" long after I had outgrown them. The books provided me wonderful examples of writing and grammar, which I then applied to my studies. The stories themselves are based on real places in London and also provide a great perspective on British life which came in remarkably handy more than thirty years later in business. Please share them with your child. You will be most pleased that you did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a great storyline and a lot of substance, which is hard to find in a book these days. It is about 3 girls with dreams and ambitions and they learn to choose the paths that they will take in their lives. If you read this book, it might change your life. It really changed mine! Noel Streatfield has a wonderful way with words and obviously studied her topics very well. It is very fluent reading that is easy for everyone to enjoy.I am a dancer in training and this really influenced me! It is my very favorite book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about 3 girls who's guardian became poor when they were little so it was suggested for them to go to The Academy of Stage and Dance Training. They all find their talents quickly. Pauline is a great actress,Posy is a born dancer, and Petrova finds out she would rather pilot a plane or drive a motorcar rather than do a pierouette. I've read this book about 30 times, but I love it, and I reccomend this book for nine years olds or older. Also, I've heard Tennis Shoes is great for boys.
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I liked the book, it was okay. Sort of funny, but I didn't quite like how it was written. There are a lot better written books to enjoy! This book has a lesson one of the main characters learn: Don't get a swelled head. That's pretty much it.
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I love the book! I feel some parts were hard to understand, but other then that I loved it. I learned a lot about dancing and how friendship is so important in life. I think most people will enjoy the book, I know i did.

Jen, age 13
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This book was everything i wanted it to be and more it was AMAZINGLY GREAT! If you are interested in the arts of dancing and theater you will really enjoy this book immensly! Read this book and you will not be disappointed! P.S. if you get bored with it keep going it gets better. 'there are a few melow parts'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because, it shows people shining even through hard times. I also like it because, the fossils vow to make their own name FAMOUS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a ballet dancer and I saw the movie 'ballet shoes' in a Blockbuster and I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie. Honestly I didn't get through the first 50 pages of the book I found it so tantilizing and boring. Though the story line was interesting enough I was never able to finish the book. To this day the book sits on my bookshelf half read, I don't think I'll ever finish it.