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Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Ballet Shoes
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Pauline, Petrova and Posy are found as orphaned babies in different parts of the world by eccentric fossil collector and explorer Gum. He adopts them, takes them to his London home and leaves them in the care of his niece Sylvia and the family Nurse. Then off he goes to continue his exploring,... show more
Pauline, Petrova and Posy are found as orphaned babies in different parts of the world by eccentric fossil collector and explorer Gum. He adopts them, takes them to his London home and leaves them in the care of his niece Sylvia and the family Nurse. Then off he goes to continue his exploring, saying that he'll be back in five years' time. When the three little girls are old enough, they choose the surname Fossil for themselves and vow to make the name famous. At first they lead privileged and sheltered lives. But when Gum fails to return after five years, Sylvia's money begins to run out. First she is forced to take in some boarders - an engaging and eclectic mix of characters - but then she decides that the girls should go to acting school. This way they will be able to earn some money before they grow up. Pauline adores the school, as she dreams of becoming an actress. Petrova hates it, all she wants to do is learn about cars and planes and engines. Posy loves it too - she is born to be a dancer and the school is the perfect place for her.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781842556795 (1842556797)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
Series: Shoes (#1)
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Ballet Shoes
A long-running favourite of my youth, I was inspired to re-read this when I saw the 2007 BBC version of this I decided to hunt up my copy to re-read. This is the story of three sisters, collected by a fossil hunter (GUM or Great Uncle Matthew) and left with his niece Sylvia (aka Garnie for Guardian...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Ballet Shoes (The Shoe Books)
A long-running favourite of my youth, I was inspired to re-read this when I saw the 2007 BBC version of this I decided to hunt up my copy to re-read. This is the story of three sisters, collected by a fossil hunter (GUM or Great Uncle Matthew) and left with his niece Sylvia (aka Garnie for Guardian)...
Vanilla Moon
Vanilla Moon rated it
Originally published in both ENG and RO on my blog:http://vanillamoonblog.com/2013/02/22/review-ballet-shoes-noel-streatfeild/I must admit that what first got me interested in this book was seeing the movie with Emma Watson as Pauline in 2007. However, six years have passed until I actually decided:...
adelacacovean
adelacacovean rated it
4.0 Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage (Puffin Books)
Originally published in both ENG and RO on my blog:http://vanillamoonblog.com/2013/02/22/review-ballet-shoes-noel-streatfeild/I must admit that what first got me interested in this book was seeing the movie with Emma Watson as Pauline in 2007. However, six years have passed until I actually decided:...
afterwhat
afterwhat rated it
Pauline, Petrova, and Posy have chosen their own last name. They are Fossils, because their Great Uncle Matthew (GUM, for short) discovered them and shipped them home as babies, just as he did the fossils he collected. They were each orphaned separately--that is, they're not natural sisters--but n...
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