Ballet Shoes

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Random House, 1937 - Juvenile Fiction - 281 pages
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Pauline, was rescued from a shipwreck as a baby. She longs to be an actress. Petrova, is a Russian orphan. She is happiest when playing with cars and engines. Polly was handed over with just a pair of ballet shoes to her name. If she could, she would dance all day. But one thing they do have in common is, that with money running out at home and Great Uncle Matthew missing, the sisters want to stay together. Whatever it takes. As they prepare for a dazzling life on stage, the dreams and fears of the fossil girls are about to come true.
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Well this was different. Not at all what I expected. I thought there'd be more about catty girls & rivalries & stage mothers, but there was none of that. Is it historical fiction? Was there a time ... Read full review

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User Review  - GraceZ - LibraryThing

I picked this book up expecting to read a couple of chapters and get bored. Boy was I wrong. This book was almost as enjoyable as my beloved Betsy-Tacy books. They're just so well written! I wish all ... Read full review

Contents

About the Three in This Book
1
GreatUncle Matthew and His Fossils
3
The Boarders
13
The Fossil Family Makes a Vow
27
Madame Fidolia and the Dancing Class
41
The Childrens Academy of Dancing
52
Petrova Has Influenza and Makes a Friend
62
Maeterlincks Blue Bird
74
Pauline Learns a Lesson 151
133
August
141
The Clothes Problem Again
151
A Midsummer Nights Dream
162
Independence at Fourteen
176
Richard the Third
188
Making a Picture
202
Posy
213

The Matinee
91
Pauline Wants a New Frock
101
The Audition
115
Gum Comes Back
227
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