Bestseller Ebook Ballet Shoes published Pauline Petrova and Posy are orphans determined to help out their new fami
Bestseller Ebook Ballet Shoes published Pauline, Petrova and Posy are orphans determined to help out their new family by joining the Children s Academy of Dancing and Stage Training But when they vow to make a name for themselves, they have no idea it s going to be such hard work They launch themselves into the world of show business, complete with working papers, the glare of the spotlight, and practice, pracPauline, Petrova and Posy are orphans determined to help out their new family by joining the Children s Academy of Dancing and Stage Training But when they vow to make a name for themselves, they have no idea it s going to be such hard work They launch themselves into the world of show business, complete with working papers, the glare of the spotlight, and practice, practice, practice Pauline is destined for the movies Posy is a born dancer But practical Petrova finds she d rather pilot a plane than perform a pirouette Each girl must find the courage to follow her dream.. A viral Kindle Ballet Shoes My mother doesn't like to read. She's just not that into it, never has been. I, on the other hand, read every day and have, ever since the age of 6. Imagine my surprise, as a 10 year old, when she gave me a copy of "Ballet Shoes" and told me it was her favorite book as a child. During this time, I was obsessed with C.S. Lewis and reading "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" for what felt like the 40th time. But, still, my mother had given me a book, so, the least I could do was read it, right? I'm writing this review after re-reading "Ballet Shoes" yesterday. My friends Bill and Elaine have a four year old who I sometimes watch for them, and I was trying to think up creative alternatives to watching "Ratatouille" for the 17th time. So, I started rifling through my old books and the Fossil sisters literally fell into my lap. I read the first few pages, laughed more than I remembered laughing as a child when GUM says to his 16 year old neice Sylvia "I thought all women liked babies?" as he presents her an orphan he's recently rescued. Like the best children's fiction, "Ballet Shoes" not only holds up well with age, but becomes a completely different book when you revisit it as an adult. The book was published sometime in the 1930's, and while mostly conservative, features two female professors who are unmarried and lived together. If a book published today featured characters like that, it would be all over the media and banished from some elementary schools. What is lovely about Streatfield's writing is that, as a child, it didn't even occur to me that it would be unusual for Dr. Jakes and Dr. Smith to live together and not be married. And as an adult? It matters even less. Dr. Jake's Shakespeare obsession and Dr. Smith's gentle nature are far more interesting as to what these women do when they're not teaching the Fossil sisters. The last line of the book "If other girls had to be one of us, which would they choose?" was a question I pondered many a nights as I drifted off to sleep. Sweet, , people pleaser Pauline? Stubborn, pragmatic Petrova? Self involved, brilliant Posy? As a child, my answer was almost always Petrova, not wanting to seem conceited or over ambitious. But as an adult, I don't know that I could decide. I should read the book again before I made a decision.