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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read - and not only for theater lovers!
Sorrel, Mark and Holly, three children who, believing they are orphans are sent to live with Margaret Shaw, a renowned actress who happens to be their grandmother, and Alice, her queer but enjoyable maid. Immediately, the children are enrolled in an academy for acting. At first, none of the three like this idea. But before long each one of them finds their hidden...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading!
Although the book was a bargain price and the service from Amazon was fine, I was very disappointed to find that it was simply a reprint of 'Curtain Up!', which i already have. This is explained in the book itself, but obviously you don't find that until you've bought it!!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read - and not only for theater lovers!, 1 May 1997
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This review is from: Theatre Shoes (Paperback)
Sorrel, Mark and Holly, three children who, believing they are orphans are sent to live with Margaret Shaw, a renowned actress who happens to be their grandmother, and Alice, her queer but enjoyable maid. Immediately, the children are enrolled in an academy for acting. At first, none of the three like this idea. But before long each one of them finds their hidden talents and acting flair. And, they meet their two cousins, the spunky and sweet Miriam, and the snobby and selfish Miranda. This lovely and well written story will capture many young readers' hearts with its theater adventure and family charm.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for any Hollywood bound girl, 11 April 1999
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I first read Theater Shoes at age eight. Since then, I have read it at least twice a year. I still enjoy the suspenseful activites of the Warren family, still wish the best of luck to the Forbes trio, and still cry at the same points in the book that I did nearly twenty years ago. An excellent read for any mother and daughter to share.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alternative title!, 18 Aug 2005
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This is, as other reviewers have said, an excellent book, which I highly recommend. However, be aware that it's a retitled version; it was originally published as 'Curtain Up' or 'Other People's Shoes'. Make sure you're not buying a duplicate!
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming, simple fare, 1 Dec 1997
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I admit that I have never quite outgrown children's books, of which this is definitely one. It is set in England in 1942-43 and is about three children named Sorrel, Mark and Holly. Their mother is dead and their father missing when the grandfather that they were living with dies. They are sent to live with their maternal grandmother, about whom they know nothing because their mother eloped and was never forgiven. It turns out that their mother was a member of a very famous stage family; so they are sent to the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training so that they can carry on the tradition. This book serves as a sequel to Ballet Shoes but it manages to be more successful than most sequels in that it doesn't follow the original characters' lives after they have resolved their primary drama, but it keeps them as peripheral to the main plot. This way, the reader knows what happened to them but is not disappointed by the fact that they have become so much less interesting. There really isn't too much commentary that can be given on this book. It's very nice if you like this sort of thing but probably be very annoying if you don't
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading!, 20 Feb 2010
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Although the book was a bargain price and the service from Amazon was fine, I was very disappointed to find that it was simply a reprint of 'Curtain Up!', which i already have. This is explained in the book itself, but obviously you don't find that until you've bought it!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely book for children, 14 Aug 1999
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This book was a lovely book many children will enjoy. I read it when I was somewhere between 9 and 12, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It will fill girls' heads with visions of success and possibilities will abound for them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 27 May 2014
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I vaguely remember borrowing this from the library and enjoying it about fifteen years ago, after discovering Ballet Shoes. Ballet Shoes will always be my favourite, but Theatre Shoes is still lovely. Noel Streatfield was a fantastic children's author and I've never found a book of hers that I haven't liked (and they're hugely enjoyable for adults, too!)
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For every girl wanting to find her place in the world., 3 Jan 1999
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Just around the block and through the door, you can find a wonderful world where you can find yourself and your friends. A book you MUST read. SO very easy. ANd fun. Help Sorrel find herself and in doing that come in contact with her dead mother. In doing that, Sorrel and the Fossil sisters find YOU. No matter how many times you read it. It will help you find YOUR place in the world.
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