Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

This is a sweet story that takes place in London in the 1930's. It was first published in 1937, but I hadn't heard of it until Betsy mentioned it.

I enjoyed reading it. It is about three orphaned sisters who start at a ballet school. I liked the nice flowy writing style. The characters are cute, if stereotypes. It is a little bit like a fairy tale.

I would think elementary school girls would especially like it.


kim said...

hey kam, you know what this reminds me of, "you've got mail", that part how she refers that lady to children's book by noel streatfeild....i always thought it was just made up :)

Kammy said...

You totally amaze me that you remember a detail that specific! When I was looking for a picture of the book cover, I saw that she wrote several books. Fun.

kim said...

now, if i could only remember useful trivia :)