Ballet Shoes

The heartwarming classic story of three sisters and their changing fortunes. Pauline was rescued from a shipwreck as a baby. She longs to be an actress. Petrova is a Russian orphan who is happiest playing with cars and engines. Little Posy was handed over to their guardian with nothing but a pair of ballet shoes. If she could, she would dance all day long! The adopted sisters are very different, but one thing they DO have in common is that, with money running out at home and Great Uncle Matthew missing, they want to stay together. Whatever it takes. And that’s when lodger Theo comes up with her great idea – to send Pauline, Petrova and Posy to the Children’s Academy of Dancing and Stage Training, and let them dance their way out of hard times…

“A masterpiece” Telegraph

“Ballet Shoes is one of my all-time favourite children’s books – and you don’t have to be a ballet fan to enjoy it.” Jacqueline Wilson

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    It looks like an interesting, mesmerizing book and i would love to read it! It helps me learn more about dancers and what kind of life they have experienced and how they find ballet! Interesting or boring!!??

    4 March 2015

  • This is such a good book. I couldn’t put it down. I was actually bursting with excitement every time I picked the book up!

    9 March 2014

  • Amazing book

    8 March 2014

  • its good

    8 March 2014

  • When i first saw the book, I thought it would be boring but when i picked it up, I just couldn’t put it down. It’s absolutely amazing and heart rending.

    7 March 2014

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    Winner of the Carnegie Medal for The Circus is Coming in 1938.

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