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Veronica at the Wells (Sadler's Wells #2)

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Veronica Weston begins studying at the famed Sadler's Wells Ballet School in London where she makes friends and rivals.
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published August 26th 1975 by White Lion (first published 1951)
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Louise Armstrong
Dec 12, 2011 Louise Armstrong rated it it was amazing
This isn't one of my top favourites, but I have to give it 5 stars because it belongs to a 5-star series. These books taught me why people liked classical music, introduced the enchanting notion that girls didn't have to stay in the environment where they had been born, and made it clear that if even the most wonderful man in the world wanted you to give up your essential being, you had to leave him. He'd come round a few years later - or he wasn't worth having.

All this laced with fun and glamo
Jun 29, 2016 Felicity rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book but not quite as much as the first one.

Veronica is finally realising her dream of studying at Sadler's Wells but being a new arrival has it's disadvantages. Especially when one girl makes things difficult. I liked the way you saw how she struggled to adapt at first to studying at a tougher school and how her relationship with her cousins developed.

I perfect read as I had lots of work related stuff going on.
Mar 23, 2009 Josie rated it liked it
Recommended to Josie by: Sarah
Shelves: childrens
Parts of this book were detailed, day by day accounts of Veronica's life (e.g. when she's on holidays in Northumberland), and other parts, which I would have thought more important, such as her gaining success and fame with her ballet, were glossed over, with two years compounded into just one chapter. I wanted more about the ballet! I didn't care whether she went horse riding with Sebastian or not - which brings me to another point: I liked Sebastian in the first book, and found him amusing, bu ...more
Aug 25, 2015 Tina rated it liked it
Še nadaljevanje. Veronika začne obiskovati plesno šolo njenih sanj in ta knjiga opisuje njeno pot do uspeha. Kot prvi del se mi zdi tudi ta zelo prepričljivo napisana, me je pa zelo zmotilo, da je večina knjige posvečena običajnemu obiskovanju ur, drobnim dogodkom, nepovezanim s plesom ... potem, ko pa Veronika končno uspe, je ta velikanski uspeh popisan morda na dveh straneh, v nekaj stavkih, zaradi katerih se zdi manj pomemben, kot je v resnici. Se je avtorici zdelo, da je knjiga že predolga i ...more
Oct 10, 2014 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having successfully combined ponies and ballet in the first of the Wells books, this time Lorna Hill chucked school into the mix as well. It's heady stuff - all the usual school story antics, with the twist that the classes are ballet classes, and in the holidays Veronica has exciting, pony-based adventures. It doesn't get much better than this.

I'm still not particularly enamoured of Sebastian, although in some respects a boyfriend who ignores you for two years is probably the best sort of man t
Jan 18, 2008 Pamela rated it it was amazing
Veronica berhasil memasuki Sadler Wells. Disini dia menghadapi tantangan untuk bisa survive di London seorang diri, karena dia sudah tidak mempunyai keluarga lagi. Dia kembali ke apartemen lamanya dan disambut baik oleh Mrs. Crapper, pemilik apartemen.

Untuk menjadi penari utama di Sadler Wells bukan hal yang mudah. Saingan sangat banyak dan tidak segan-segan saling menjatuhkan. Pertama-tama tentu saja Veronica hanya mendapat peran-peran kecil. Salah sorang teman Veronica mengibaratkan para ball
sebelum ke radal, ngider2 bms sebentar sambil nungguin ijul n aini, eh dapet buku ini ma yg No Castanets at the Wells ^_^

buku ptama di 2011..
ulang baca, dulu pernah baca, tp udah lupa ceritanya..
ini cerita sekolah balet sadler well's
ada banyak serinya, tapi kata mba iyut gramedia cuma nerbitin 1-4..
di buku pertama dan kedua tokoh utamanya veronica..
kalo buku pertama cerita soal perjuangan veronica buat masuk ke sekolah well's, dibuku kedua ini cerita pe
Dec 15, 2010 Melanie rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite book as a child. I read it in french and didn't even know it was only the second of a series... I didn't even know there was more of them. I think there translated only 4 of them.
Anyway, the first book I read about ballet, and which fed my weird obsession about it.
Feb 24, 2011 Carolynne rated it really liked it
Shelves: ballet, england
Veronica studies at the Wells until she is given a part in a ballet. But her friend Sebastaian back home in Northumberland resents her success.
Cathy Ann
Sep 17, 2008 Cathy Ann rated it it was amazing
I read this when I was about BalletDaughter's age (11) and absolutely loved it! I wish I could find it for her!
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