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Ballet Shoes
Ballet Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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In a classic children's story, three unsinkable orphans, believing that they are destined for greatness, set out to make their marks in the world of show business. Reprint.
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Vansa
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView First one of the year!Nice that some things stay constant😀
1.Mine are still up! Bit of a tradition here to keep them up till the first week of January 😀
2.Haha,no chance of snow in the tropics! Definitely rainy weather!

TheSpineView I try!!😆 Thanks for playing the first #Two4Tuesday 💙📖 1mo
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ravenlee
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I‘ve been using GoodReads (via Google, I don‘t actually use my GR account) to try to find readalikes for the kiddo - who recently had four librarians all in the MG section trying to find her something she hasn‘t read yet.

Well, I lost some confidence in the GR recs when this came up for the tagged book (her favorite of all time). I…don‘t think I‘ll pass this rec on to her.

wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 that‘s too funny! She‘s clearly read all the MG books, so all that‘s left is a compendium on WWII. 12mo
Ruthiella 😆 Goodreads‘ algorithm is messed up! 12mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Bailedbailed

I kind of feel like a monster for bailing on this one because I know it‘s it‘s well loved classic. Like many other people, this book landed on my TBR after its mention in You‘ve Got Mail. I think if I had actually read it as a child, it may have held the same magic it seems to have for others. But at 30% in, it‘s just not for me. #AllHailTheBail #33by33 #NovelNovember

slategreyskies Oh, that‘s a bummer it wasn‘t so good. I heard about it in You‘ve Got Mail too, but I hadn‘t gotten around to reading it yet. 1y
Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 1y
MatchlessMarie @slategreyskies I am in the minority I don‘t think I saw a single bail or bad review on Litsy. It‘s probably me lol 1y
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kissmehardy
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Pickpick

Always puts a smile on my face. I love the Fossil sisters and their gumption. #childrenslit #classics

batsy I love this book 💕 1y
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Rachiiebookdragon
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A beautiful book, who would you be if you could chose: Pauline, Petrova or Posy? Read as part of the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 5/5

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ahoffkosik
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I took a lot of things from the peak ‘90s movie You‘ve Got Mail — and one of them was that Noel Streatfeild‘s Ballet Shoes was Kathleen Kelly‘s favorite book and that I therefore would/should love it, too. 🙌 In the process of preparing for Episode 124 of my podcast, I got to discover my *true* feelings about it! The lovely Jenny Bayliss (authoe of the delightful The Twelve Dates of Christmas) joins me. 🩰 Link to listen in my bio!

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Eggs
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Ballet Shoes follows the Fossil sisters (3 orphans rescued by their benefactor) and their journey through life as they try to get their name into the history books because of who they are. Pauline, Petrova, and Posey. The very same book mentioned in “You‘ve Got Mail”

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batsy
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#7days7books Day 3

Seven books that left a deep impression on me and changed me.

Chrissyreadit 💗💗💕💕💗 3y
LeeRHarry Loved this when I was younger 💕 3y
Cathythoughts Well if that isn‘t a beautiful post ❤️ 🩰 3y
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batsy @LeeRHarry Such a beautiful book! 3y
batsy @Cathythoughts Thanks 😘 3y
ValerieAndBooks A good reminder I still need to find this one! Being a ballet mom, ha. Even though my girl‘s 21 now! 3y
Centique 😍😍😍 3y
batsy @ValerieAndBooks Oh wow! That's cool. I think it's a book for all ages 🙂 3y
batsy @Centique ❤️ 3y
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DakotaWilde
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Stopped at a bookstore before picking up my youngest from preschool and found this beautiful gem. Can't wait to read it to my girls. 😊🥰

TheBookHippie Beautiful copy! 3y
LeahBergen I love this book. 💕 3y
rachaich Love this book so much 😍😍 3y
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LatrelWhite Referenced in “ You Got Mail” 💕cute book. 3y
DakotaWilde @Latrelwhite that's where I first heard of it!!! Such an adorable movie 🥰 3y
DakotaWilde @TheBookHippie as soon as I saw the cover I was sold. I know my girls will love the story too, but that cover! 😍 3y
batsy One of my favourites! Pretty cover and nails! 3y
DakotaWilde @batsy thank you! I was so excited to find it! 3y
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Michollio
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Another read for a prompt. This one was harder to find because I don't really admire a lot of celebrities, and very few recommend many books. I went with Rowling. I actually think I read this at some point after seeing You've Got Mail.

#Pop19: Book recommended by a celebrity you admire

Hestapleton I‘m not sure on your feelings about Reese Witherspoon but her book club has GREAT choices! 4y
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saresmoore
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I can‘t thank you enough for these two beautiful books, my friend. They are lovely and comforting—exactly what I need right now—and both are new to me, too! ♥️♥️♥️

BiblioLitten They are so pretty! 😍 4y
batsy I'm so glad they've arrived! You are so welcome and I hope it provides some joy and comfort ❤️❤️😘 4y
Redwritinghood Those are so pretty! 4y
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LeahBergen Ohhh! I just read (and thoroughly enjoyed) Frost in May and Ballet Shoes is one of my FAVES. 💕💕 Good job, @batsy ! 4y
Cathythoughts These look beautiful ✨✨ 4y
valeriegeary The covers! 😍😍😍 4y
batsy @LeahBergen Chiming in with more Ballet Shoes love ❤️❤️ Frost in May is on my TBR 🙂 4y
readordierachel How lovely ❤ 4y
Centique Oh my! So very beautiful 😍 4y
rubyslippersreads @batsy @LeahBergen @saresmoore These are both on my TBR list. 😊 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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My favorite #tinydancer themed book. I was disconcerted to look on goodreads and see a series of “shoes” books that I know did not exist in the 70‘s- (I think there were 3-4 originally) and discovered many of The authors books had been retitled to create a “series” in the 2000‘s. #marchintothe70s

businessmermaid I love this book so much! It‘s so comforting. 4y
Ncostell I loved this book when I was a little girl! 4y
Cinfhen I‘m staring at you @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 💋💋 4y
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Mindyrecycles Great pick! 4y
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I came “this close” to tagging @LeahBergen - I thought she had posted about this before. 4y
rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen @LeahBergen I‘m sure I read this in elementary school, but need to read the rest of the series. Luckily, they seem to be coming back into print. 😊 4y
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen @rubyslippersreads I love this book! Hmm... I think I HAVE posted about this one before. Now I have to go check! 😆 4y
Andrew65 Great choice, I thought about this one too. 4y
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Abailliekaras
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A night at the ballet - Two Feet by Meryl Tankard (Natalia Osipova dancing) was extraordinary. Feeling lucky to have seen it. I‘m not getting enough reading time this month with the Adelaide Festival on! 😜👯‍♀️

candority Lovely photo! 4y
JennyM Such a lovely photo 😘 4y
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Vinjii
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Apparently my gf‘s favourite childhood book, so I guess I‘ll have to read and find out why.

DakotaWilde I have this to read to my girls!! I can't wait 4y
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merelybookish
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Great Uncle Matthew (aka GUM) has #goneaway, leaving his charges Pauline, Petrova, and Posy enough money to last five years. When he doesn't return and the funds run out, the Fossil girls start training in hopes of eventually earning $$ as dancers. 👩‍👧‍👧👯
Finally reading this charming classic for the first time.
#winterwonderland @trishb @Cinfhen

batsy One of my faves 😍 4y
TrishB Sounds cute 💕 4y
Cinfhen I remember the cover but not the story 4y
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merelybookish @Cinfhen I have so many books like that 4y
merelybookish @batsy so many people whose taste I admire love this book! 4y
LeahBergen A fave! ❤️❤️ 4y
JillR Bella and I read this not long ago and loved it, we enjoyed the BBC adaptation too :) 4y
larah17 This just looks so cute and fun! 4y
Andrew65 Love this! 4y
merelybookish @LeahBergen Another good one I missed reading as a kid! 4y
merelybookish @JillR That's fun! My daughter is too old to read it now. And I will check out the series. 4y
merelybookish @larah17 Yes! It's living up to the hype. 🙂 4y
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RealLifeReading
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Playing catch-up with #deweyoct day 3: childhood favorite - books about dancing, ice skating and adventure!

mom2bugnbee I still have my copies of all of Streatfield's Shoe books, & I'm 46. I adored them as a child. 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous editions! 4y
Carolhreads They are so beautiful! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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sesealyah I LOVED this book when I was younger!! 4y
Vansa Echoing the comment above, absolutely LOVED this book. Part of my love for You've got mail stems from the fact that this book is mentioned in it !!! 4y
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angela_fi13
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Ksherman712
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Pickpick

An excellent children‘s classic! Wonderful life lessons.

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Sara_Planz
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At the end of “You‘ve Got Mail”, when she‘s coming to terms with losing her store and she‘s sitting in the middle of Fox Books, she recommends these books. Found this is one of our used shipments yesterday and snapped it right up!!

Liatrek Awe one of my favorite scenes in that movie😍 5y
tammysue Ooh love that scene too! 💗 5y
Mariposa_Bookworm I have this too! 5y
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MeganAnn I loved this book as a child! 💖 5y
LeahBergen I love this book (and her others, as well) 💕💕 5y
Bradleygirl These are terrific. My favorite is actually this one, about another family of talented kids and the adventure of the sulky "untalented" youngest one 5y
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Cathythoughts
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Art , Craft & Architecture... I saw this on FB ( some beautiful ballet dancers) @batsy

batsy Beautiful image ✨ 5y
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batsy
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rubyslippersreads I can't believe I haven't read Ballet Shoes! 😞 It's on my #litsyclassics list, so this year. 5y
Cathythoughts What is it about ballet shoes ( I never did ballet) but they bring up so much feeling ... don‘t know the book 🌸 5y
Weaponxgirl I hadn't heard of them but I love virago and will always take a chance on a author they publish! Woo 5y
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CSeydel @Cathythoughts Noel Streatfeild wrote a whole series of “shoes” books ... Theater Shoes, Party Shoes, Ballet Shoes, Tennis Shoes 5y
batsy @rubyslippersreads I've loved since I was a kid so I can't quite be objective, but I think you'll love it too :) Enjoy! 5y
batsy @Weaponxgirl They're lovely children's books featuring performing families/characters (dance, theatre). That's sound logic about Virago, I agree 😊 5y
batsy @Cathythoughts Something about them, isn't it? ❤️ I never did ballet either, maybe that's why I was obsessed with this book. As well as another US soapy teen ballet series when I was older called Satin Slippers 😆 5y
Centique Oh my - that‘s wonderful. I wasn‘t interested in ballet but I loved these books. This and circus shoes. Must be the theatrical link, kids performing and working in the background of the shows. They‘re just full of gorgeous detail, simply told. 😍😍 @Cathythoughts 5y
Centique I‘m definitely putting this on my Christmas list. Thanks! 5y
erzascarletbookgasm This is lovely! I‘ve never done ballet either, there‘s just something mesmerising about it. TBH, I‘ve never read the rest of the ‘shoes‘ books. Thanks for the heads up! 5y
LeahBergen Eeee! I‘m so excited! Thanks for sharing. 😘 5y
batsy @Centique @erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen I was sure we would all want it on our wishlists 😉💙 5y
rockpools 💕💕💕💕💕 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay ! #marchinbooks
These are some of the female authors who shaped my reading journey during my younger days.
Top L-R : Mary Noel Streatfeild, Enid Blyton, Carolyn Keene.
Bottom L-R : Julie Campbell Tatham, Agatha Christie, PD James.
💐♥️💫

KellyHunsakerReads You are a fan of Trixie and the Bob-Whites!‽? 5y
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Andrew65
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#InYourShoes reminded me of the Shoes Series by Noel Streatfeild from my childhood. Ballet Shoes, the tagged book, seemed to be everywhere at that time and constantly saw this edition in the library. 10 years ago Emma Watson even starred in a film of the book! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AOjT_89i4P4
#MagicalMarch

LeahBergen I love the Shoes books. 😍😍 5y
Andrew65 @LeahBergen Somehow I thought you might. 😊 5y
vkois88 How have I never heard of these?? Or the movie?? I love Emma Thompson! 5y
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Andrew65 @vkois88 It sure on that one. 😂 5y
batsy This series is the best 💜 5y
Andrew65 @batsy I agree! 5y
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lucylovestoread
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Pickpick

Day 5 of the #snowpocalypse and between keeping my increasingly fractious children busy I have managed to reread this childhood favourite. I'd forgotten about the message from my aunt so that was a nice surprise ♥️

batsy That's lovely! 💕 5y
lucylovestoread @batsy It's so sweet! I must start writing messages to people ♥️ 5y
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lucylovestoread
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Took my mini to her first dance lesson today and my thoughts turned to this classic book. I loved the tale of the three Fossil sisters ("he collected us instead of them") and their adventures trying to raise money on the stage. Can't wait to read it to my proto ballerina in a few years.

What books do you love to share with children in your life?

DeborahSmall The Roald Dahl classics for sure. I think the secret seven was dated for all of them.... 5y
lucylovestoread @DeborahSmall I remember wishing I could travel around the countryside with my cousins in an old school horse drawn caravan just like the famous five 😂😂 5y
Christine11 I did so much ballet in my childhood and I loved this book 💕 5y
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lucylovestoread @Christine11 Did you see the version with Emma Watson? I can't decide if I should watch it or not 😬 I also loved Apple Bough by Noel Streatfield ♥️ 5y
Christine11 @lucyinedinburgh I haven‘t seen it no - I‘m the same, I always worry that an adaptation will taint the book for me ! I‘ll have to look up Apple Bough - I haven‘t read it ! 😊 5y
DeborahSmall They were definitely my favourite series for years 5y
batsy I love this book 💜 One of my favourites. 5y
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Chelsibno
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I really enjoyed this #audiobook. It had been on my to-read list since the movie came out around ten years ago. I loved how the narrator‘s British accent really brought the characters‘ voices to life. So much of the story reminds me of Little Women. I think this will definitely be a book I share with any future daughters I have.

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Betty
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Thanks for the tag @tpixie
1. Physical books and Libby
2. 11. Pregnancy made my feet grow from 8 1.2 to 11
3. Chocolate
4. I don't watch re-runs. Hubby watches the same old same old movies over and over. Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park, etc
5. anyone who hasn't done this
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

SilversReviews I love Libby for downloading audios. 5y
tpixie Pregnancy sure does change the body!! 5y
tpixie @SilversReviews @Betty I love Libby, too! 5y
SilversReviews @tpixie @Betty 😍😍♥️♥️ 5y
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MKbookworm
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“When you read a book as a child, it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does”. 📖 So very true. How can you not love this movie? One of my favorites 💙 #dreamjob

robinb Mine too! And absolutely LOVED The Shop Around The Corner. ❤️ 5y
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toofondofbooks
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Truth. I can still picture that red naked hardback copy of Ramona Quimby that I would check out over and over from our school library in 3rd grade in 1983.

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ScorpioBookDreams
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Couldn‘t resist Ballet Shoes from the Folio Society sale! 😍😍 #foliofreaks

Mariposa_Bookworm Beautiful! 5y
Christine11 I so nearly bought this too ! I loved ballet shoes when I was young 💕 5y
LeahBergen I love Ballet Shoes. 💕 5y
Ncostell Loved this one too! 5y
DeborahSmall Jealous this sold out so quickly x 5y
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thebluestocking
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Mehso-so

This was a solid “meh” for me. I read it out loud to my seven-year-old daughter. (She gave it three stars too.) It‘s an older tale about three adopted sisters and their guardians. I found it to be slow going without a lot of plot. I did like enjoy some of the scenes, especially the behind the scenes in the theatre bits. And I liked some of the messages about family and girl power. Have you read this one? What did you think?

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Centique
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First night on holiday and I reread this old favourite. Often I find rereading MG books that you can‘t recapture the magic - but this time I did! I think the illustrations I knew and loved helped - I‘ll never forget those organza dresses and wanting to be Alice in Wonderland.

EvieBee What a lovely vintage edition! 5y
Centique @EvieBee it‘s the edition I read as a child too 😊 5y
EvieBee @Centique Even better! 5y
ClairesReads Oh I love this- I have the same edition! 5y
batsy One of my favourites and I have the same edition, too 😊❤️ 5y
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Sarah83
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Lissa00
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I had to take this one of my daughter‘s bookshelf. When I was a kid, I used to read this book every holiday season! #giveawayholidays

ClairesReads Oh this was totally my childhood fave too 5y
batsy One of my favourites! 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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One of my favourite children‘s books - a warm story of sisters, stage school and stardom.
#publishedinthe1930s #uncannyoctober

LeahBergen One of my faves, too. 💕 5y
rockpools What a lovely cover! 5y
Dragon I always remember Meg Ryan‘s character talking about The Shoe Books in I‘ve Got Mail. 💕 5y
bookishkai Oh, that cover! My favorite of all the Shoe books. 5y
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RealLifeReading
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#30daysofreadathon countdown! It's hard to pick a #favouritebook but this is one I've loved for so very many years. It's not the copy I read as a kid, unfortunately I have no idea where that is. But when I saw this edition I had to have it!

Graciouswarriorprincess Beautiful edition! 5y
monkeygirlsmama Pretty 5y
batsy One of my favourite books too! A lovely edition. 5y
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RealLifeReading
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#anditsaugust day 24: #comfortreads

Heh just realized I should have taken Huckleberry Finn out, forgot that it was on this shelf - but the rest of them are comfort reads for me and which I've read and reread many times. How about you?

kezzlou85 What beautiful books. 5y
MrBook Gorgeous! 5y
rubyslippersreads Lovely! Many of these are #comfortreads for me, too. And I still have to read the "Shoes" books. ? 5y
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ju.ca.no really gorgeous books😍 5y
TheBookStacker The Secret Garden is definitely a comfort read for me 5y
Centique I love these too. I read and reread them so many times over my childhood. Now you've got me thinking that I must read them again! I hope they retain their magic 💕🌈✨ 5y
KerriNTurner Children's classics are definitely comfort reads for me too! There's something about the language and whimsy in them... 5y
RealLifeReading @rubyslippersreads definitely read them! 5y
RealLifeReading @ju.ca.no they are! 5y
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Abailliekaras
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I loved Flashdance! Could not find any related books, but another favourite in a more classical vein was Ballet Shoes. My father-in-law gave my daughter this beautiful Folio edition. 💃 #whatafeeling #augustgrrrl

batsy 😍 One of my favourite childhood reads. 6y
Cinfhen Looks fantastic ‼️ 6y
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JillR
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Pickpick

Bella (6) often struggles with chapter books but she let me read to the end of this, which speaks for itself in terms of her star rating for this book! It's a little dated but still charming. She loved the references to A Midsummer Night's Dream in part due to her life long love of Ella Bella Ballerina ❤️ #raisingreaders

elliemcc11 I remember being bought Ballet Shoes many years ago. My just 5 year old is probably too young yet but she's beginning to ask for books that aren't for babies. 5y
JillR I bet she'd love all the Ella Bella books @elliemcc11 - Bella is nearly 7 but still loves them. They're picture books but I'd say perfect for age 4-6 ❤️ 5y
elliemcc11 I've not heard of them tbh @JillR but I will check them out as it looks like they are about fairies and dancing 👍👍 5y
JillR @elliemcc11 they all follow a budding ballerina, she opens a magical music box & is transported into a well known story - Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty etc. Beautiful illustrations :) 5y
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Theresa
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My first Folio Society order arrived today and it's every bit at beautiful as I imagined. And it is oozing with new book smell! ❤️Thank you, Erika, for the lovely packing job. #foliosociety #bookmail

rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 6y
erzascarletbookgasm Oh my goodness 😍🤤 6y
tapgurl I love that book. Is that a new cover? 6y
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Theresa @tapgurl I'm not certain whether it's a new cover or not but my guess is that it is a cover specific to the Folio Society edition. I'm totally fangirling over it!! 😍 6y
Graciouswarriorprincess I love it, gorgeous! 6y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 6y
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GlitterGirl
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And for today's #JubilantJuly #shoesoncover
Must admit I had to Google, but when I saw this I remembered the scene from YOU'VE GOT MAIL where Kathleen goes to Fox Books, helping a woman who is looking for this series, but the shop assistant has no idea what they are. I think she was actually crying as well! #wanttowatchagain
@RealLifeReading

Liatrek Yes! I love that scene ❤️❤️and of course the sales clerk ask her to spell the author name lol 6y
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BookInMyHands
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My most reread book from childhood with my most loved and worn ballet shoes.
I know, you thought it was a pile of rags, right?

#shoesoncovers
#jubilantjuly

Lcsmcat Oh no, I knew immediately what they were. But unlike my daughter's, there's no blood showing. (She called the her "little pink coffins of death.") 6y
Smangela Torn up point shoes are just really beautiful I think, maybe only to dancers? I'm not sure but it's like something so delicate that has also put in hours and hours of hard work ❤️ 6y
BookInMyHands @Lcsmcat 😂 for sure! 6y
BookInMyHands @Smangela Yep, I think that's true! 6y
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CocoReads
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Not #asseenontv but this afternoons reading brought to you by the longest recital ever. But it was a great show and my niece did great despite missing dress rehearsal because of her orchestra concert.

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Jess_Read_This
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"It might have all the same; you never can tell what's magic."

?Watching my sweet niece dance was pure magic for me today. My heart is full of pride and respect for her. She was such a trooper and was the youngest member that performed.

#ballet #balletshoes #proudauntie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
EloisaJames Sweet little feet--so resolutely on the ground! 6y
Jess_Read_This @EloisaJames 💕They really are. She will be three next month and was just so focused on the stage as she tried to keep up with the big girls. She loves to dance. 6y
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mrsmarch
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Dance recital photo day for Center Stage. My first time doing hair and makeup on a wiggly 3 year old but she is a #1 trooper. #preview #behindthescenes #tinydancer #balletshoes

Pinkmeghan Just saw this? Have you read this book?!? It's one of my childhood favorites!!!! 6y
mrsmarch @Pinkmeghan I have not actually read it! But when I wanted to post about dance studio picture day I knew exactly what book to file it under! 6y
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BooksCatsMaine
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Happy International Women's Day, littens!
I wanted to share a sad video about the lack of children's books with women and girls in.
The full bookcase, top left, has boy characters in all but three books. The top right are the books with girls in. The bottom is books with girls who aren't princesses.
Our girls deserve better! Let's fight for #booksforgirls this women's day.

https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/videos/1599709046723751/

Bibliogirl It's important for girls to read about themselves in books, but also so important for boys to read books featuring realistic, interesting female characters who are more than props and rewards. 6y
BooksCatsMaine @Bibliogirl agreed! Gender equality is better for everyone 😊 6y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Originally subtitled A Children's Novel of the Theatre, later changed to A Story of Three Children on the Stage, this is one of my favourite books when I was young. Three girls attend Madame Fidolia's Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training, so that they can learn to support themselves and earn money on the stage. Such a warm hearted family tale. Time for a reread, me thinks. 😊
#feistyfeb #alltheworldsastage @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading One of my favourites! 6y
LeahBergen 💗💗💗 6y
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Mindyrecycles
Ballet Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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Pickpick

I don't have any tattoos but the daughter has enough for both of us. And they're all literary! ❤

#riotgrams #BookishTattoos

Books referenced: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Stellaluna, Betsy-Tacy, Dealing with Dragons, Annie on my Mind, Ballet Shoes.

She also has ones from Ferdinand and To Kill a Mockingbird, and probably others I can't think of. 🙂

rubyslippersreads Betsy-Tacy! 😍😍😍 6y
Centique I'm in love with the Ballet Shoes one! 😍😍 6y
beagle.mama Aww...kid lit tattoos! What is her Ferdinand tattoo? Is it him sitting amongst the flowers? I 💜 Ferdinand. 6y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk So impressed by the Dealing with Dragons ink! 6y
LeahBergen The Ballet Shoes one! 😍😍 6y
kspenmoll Dragon is beautiful! 6y
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RealLifeReading
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#feistyfeb day 3: #mostreread
I adored this book as a kid, despite the fact that I really sucked at ballet and gave up after barely passing my Grade 3 exam!
Sadly I haven't a clue where my original book is so I bought this one a couple of years ago and isn't it the prettiest thing?

BekahB Ohhhh very pretty. And it reminds me of the movie You've Got Mail. 😄 6y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love this! So pretty and love this book.❤ 6y
LeahBergen One of my faves 💗💗💗 (edited) 6y
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kspenmoll Very Pretty. 6y
quietjenn Such a lovely edition of a wonderful book. 😍 6y
MeganAnn Beautiful edition! I read this book over and over as a girl. We didn't have anywhere close enough for me to take dancing lessons as a girl, but I always dreamed of doing ballet! 💕 6y
[DELETED] 1409720085 I LOVED this book as a kid. I always wanted to be a ballerina growing up. Like @MeganAnn I never lived anywhere near a studio but now that I have a daughter of my own I cannot wait for her to start ballet lessons. 6y
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