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Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
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Jun 15, 10

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Read from June 05 to 12, 2010

Streatfeild, Noel. Ballet Shoes. New York: Random House, 2003. Print.
Genre: Children’s Realistic Fiction
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild is a charming fictional story about three orphans in search of their own special talents. The girls, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy learn that in order to fulfill their dreams they will have to dedicate themselves to hard work and extra practice. This story is filled with the hope and determination these three main characters have to reaching their goals. It is also a great story that teaches young children that it is okay to be different; you do not have to follow the crowd. The story’s setting takes place in London around the 1930s, just prior to World War Two. The tone of this story is soft and light. The Ballet Shoes is an engaging story for young children and adults alike. This book is a classic that will continue to be loved for generations to come.
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