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Felicity's Dancing Shoes (American Girls Short Stories #7)

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Felicity discovers the secret to graceful dancing after she borrows her sister Nan's pretty-but painful-shoes.
Hardcover, 39 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by American Girl Publishing Inc
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Jan 22, 2015 Marya rated it liked it
Shelves: children-series
I really like these short stories. They are about as short as a chapter in a normal American Girl main book, which means we can get through it in one night for a bedtime story. Also, since it is a series book, it follows with the same characters, setting, and conventions of the earlier books. This makes it easy for the little one to focus on the plot, the only aspect that has changed, and to wind everything down right before sleeping.
Sarah Crawford
Feb 16, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This small "short stories" book deals with Felicity trying to learn how to dance properly (another thing young girls were expected to learn at the time), and problems she has since the shoes she is wearing seem to be causing her to be somewhat clumsy.

She manages to borrow a pair of shoes which seem to help her, but things don't go just as planned. She learns, though, that the extra practice she has been doing at home has been helping her dancing ability, and that dancing ability lies within her
Jan 21, 2015 Tchipakkan rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, juvinile
This was not as good as the basic 6 books and the American girl mystery series, it may be intended for younger readers. IT was also a bit preachy. The characters are still wonderful and the story amusing.
Jul 24, 2014 Miri rated it liked it
Felicity is taking dancing lessons from Miss Manderly, with Elizabeth and Anabelle, but Felicity is a terrible dancer and she thinks her clunky shoes are the reason, so Felicity makes a deal with Nan to use her special shoes in return for teaching Nan all of the dances she learns.
Apr 29, 2014 Melaniew rated it it was amazing
awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Mar 07, 2013 Kristine Hansen rated it really liked it
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A cute story about what makes a dancer. :) I liked how this came out.
Sep 14, 2008 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing
i like felicity cause she takes her sisters shoes.
Dec 31, 2011 Shawna rated it really liked it
This story had a little bit of humor in it.
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Feb 16, 2012 A Mae rated it liked it
It was OK,but it was not my fav.
Jun 11, 2016 Kelly rated it liked it
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Very short and cute.
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Valerie Tripp is a children's book author, best known for her work with the American Girl series.

She grew up in Mount Kisco, New York with three sisters. She is a reading expert with a Reading Master’s of Education degree from Harvard University. Since 1985 she has lived in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her husband teaches history at Montgomery College. She has been a writer for reading textbooks for t
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