Dancing Shoes (The Shoe Books) (Hardcover)
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A beautiful gift edition of the beloved classic about two orphan sisters and their newfound love of theater and dance.
After losing their mother, Rachel and her adopted sister, Hilary, move in with their aunt, Cora Wintle. Cora runs a dancing school in London, and she thinks Hilary would be perfect for her dance troupe, Wintle's Little Wonders! The only problem is that Hilary might be as good as Cora's own precious daughter, Dulcie. Still, Cora is determined to make sulky Rachel and sprightly Hilary members of the troupe.
But Rachel doesn't want to be a Little Wonder! She can't dance, and she feels silly in the ruffly costume. Nothing seems to be going as planned . . . until Rachel discovers her talent for acting.
This classic children's book is perfect for kids who dream of being onstage--dancing, singing, or acting. Don't miss the other classic Noel Streatfeild books Ballet Shoes, Skating Shoes, and Dancing Shoes!
About the Author
Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex, England, in 1895 and was one of three sisters. Although she was considered the plain sister, she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when World War I broke out, Noel followed her dream of being onstage and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she became a professional actress. She began writing children's books in 1931, and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day. According to her publisher, Penguin, fans lined up "right out of the building and all the way down the Mall" when she visited Puffin exhibitions. She was one of the earliest winners of the Carnegie Medal and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1983. Noel Streatfeild lived in London. She died in 1986.