Ballet shoes

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Random House, Aug 13, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 281 pages
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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A surprising and wonderful book. It starts off slowly, appearing a whimsical but typical tale. There is an unusual realism in the story of three girls living on the edge of poverty with the adults ... Read full review

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The children in Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes reminded me of the very ambitious Melendy family in the Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright. Each child in both families has a special talent and the ... Read full review

Contents

About the Three in This Book l
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GreatUncle Matthew and His Fossils 3
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The Boarders 15
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Copyright

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Noel Streatfeild, born 1895, was one of the daughters of the Bishop of Lewes and a great-granddaughter of the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry. She was unmarried and led a busy London literary life and had written over eighty books by the time of her death in 1986.

Diane Goode is the illustrator of dozens of beloved and critically acclaimed picture books including several written by Cynthia Rylant, "Alligator Boy"; "When I Was Young in the Mountains", a Caldecott Honor Book; and most recently, "Baby Face: A Book of Love for Baby".? She is also the illustrator of "President Pennybaker" and "My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" both by Kate Feiffer and "Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva" and "Louise the Big Cheese and the La Di Da Shoes" both by Elise Primavera.? She lives and works in Watchung, NJ with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy.?Visit her at www.dianegoode.com

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