Are you a girl? Do you like girly things? Are you a girl obliged to do girly things to help your family, even though you'd rather learn to fly an airplane and repair automobiles? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might like this book.
Ballet Shoes has been around since the 30's, but I have been reading it for the first time this week. Z is hoping that I will read it aloud, but M objects strongly. (Perhaps the pink cover gives it away?) This is a very girly book, but with enough substance for me to consider it a Good Read. It also piques my curiosity about Dancing Shoes and Theater Shoes, two other books by Noel Streatfeild. And if I can find them used with the first edition covers, all the better.