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Ballet Shoes | [Noel Streatfeild]

Ballet Shoes

When three English orphans, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy, join the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training to help out their new family, they have no idea it's going to be such hard work! Vowing to make a name for themselves, they launch into the world of show business, complete with working papers, the glare of the spotlight, and practice, practice, practice!
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Publisher's Summary

When three English orphans, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy, join the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training to help out their new family, they have no idea it's going to be such hard work!

Vowing to make a name for themselves, they launch into the world of show business, complete with working papers, the glare of the spotlight, and practice, practice, practice!

But the theater isn't right for all of them...Pauline is destined for the movies. Posy is a born dancer. Practical Petrova finds she'd rather pilot a plane than perform a pirouette. Each girl must find the courage and the talent to follow her dream.

©1937 Random House,Inc. Renewed 1965 Noel Streatfeild; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Imagination Studio, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Shannon Kay Orange County, CA 11-05-08
    Shannon Kay Orange County, CA 11-05-08 Member Since 2014

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    I loved this book and read it several times as a child. It's just one of those "nice" books. Like Little Women or Anne of Green Gables, it's not exciting, and maybe it's not a "grown up" classic, but the characters and journey of the story are worth reading. I've read Ballet Shoes once or twice as an adult and it definitely holds up. I ended up very involved in theatre through high school and college, so perhaps this book is why, and reading Ballet Shoes over again now makes ...more I loved this book and read it several times as a child. It's just one of those "nice" books. Like Little Women or Anne of Green Gables, it's not exciting, and maybe it's not a "grown up" classic, but the characters and journey of the story are worth reading. I've read Ballet Shoes once or twice as an adult and it definitely holds up. I ended up very involved in theatre through high school and college, so perhaps this book is why, and reading Ballet Shoes over again now makes me feel like I'm in those shows again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Annabel 01-03-15
    Annabel 01-03-15

    Leading a busy life, Audible has let me reunite with my passion for literature.

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    I love this book, I have since I was little. After many years I decided to buy it for old times sake and I am so glad that I did! The performance is stunning and the story is as magical as ever. Oh to be a Fossil!

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    Amazon Customer VA, United States 04-09-15
    Amazon Customer VA, United States 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    Where does Ballet Shoes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top, perfect for a light read on a road trip.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the girls, but probably Posy. Something about her.


    What does Elizabeth Sastre bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I just love the reading! It was so expressive and full of life. It only added to the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! And I've done it may times!


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to this book so many times, and it's just a fun and light read. Not only does it take you back in time to a rough economic time in England, it brings laughs, joy, and performing arts all into the mix! This is my favorite type of novel and I absolutely adored it. Have listened to this (and the other two books on audiotape) MANY times.

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    SPN 01-16-15
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    This was a good one to listen to while shuttling between activities. My 12 year old daughter chose this book and I completely enjoyed it.

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