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Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
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Jul 07, 09

bookshelves: 1930s
Recommended for: People who like classic children's books
Read in July, 2009, read count: 2

I picked this book up expecting to read a couple of chapters and get bored.

Boy was I wrong.

This book was almost as enjoyable as my beloved Betsy-Tacy books. They're just so well written! I wish all children's books had this level of quality. They're about as entertaining for adults as children, I think, and written in such a way that children will miss all sorts of little events, (or just won't understand them the way an adult will), while adults will experience the book a different way because of the issues that relate more to them.

I am very pleasantly pleased.

This book also continues my decades theme: 1930s. Although it is obviously rather different from the New York societal/cultural novels and stories of Fitzgerald and McCarthy!

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