Dancing Shoes

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Yearling Book, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 237 pages
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Aunt Cora is determined to turn two orphans, perky Hilary and sullen Rachel, into members of her dance troupe. But Rachel wants to keep Hilary from being one of Wintle’s Little Wonders—is it selfishness or something else? Misunderstandings and a spoiled cousin come together for a tale full of high drama. Originally published in 1957.

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

One of the long “Shoes” series. This one focuses on Rachel and her adopted sister Hilary, who are taken in by Rachel’s uncle and aunt after their parents die. It was okay, but didn’t have the charm of either Theatre Shoes or Ballet Shoes. Read full review

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

I just reread this--still totally engrossing. I don't know quite what it is about her books that makes them so fascinating. This one is mainly a commercial for Don't Raise Spoiled Children, but apparently even at age 31 I can't resist a story about DANCING ORPHANS. Read full review


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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.

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