A beautiful gift edition of the beloved classic about three orphan siblings and their love of music, theater, and dance.
When orphans Sorrel, Mark, and Holly are sent to live with their grandmother, a famous English actress, she enrolls them in the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training, the same academy that made the orphans from Ballet Shoes famous so long ago. It's the chance of a lifetime, but the academy won't give the children the "proper" education their parents would have wanted. However, the children learn to love the academy when they discover that Sorrel has dramatic flair, Mark can sing, and Holly charms everyone with her adorable impish ways. Maybe talent does run in the family.
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.