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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,101 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Noel Streatfeild Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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A full cast dramatisation of this classic children's book. Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil are not really sisters; even their surname is invented since Great Uncle Matthew(GUM) adopted each of them on his various fossil-hunting trips. When the trio decide to put our name in the history books because it's our very own, each Fossil uses her individual talents to achieve their joint aim in this captivating story, now a modern children's classic. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 2/1/2014

    " I'm glad I finally read one of the infamous Shoe Books, mentioned in You've Got Mail. The book was an ok read. I particularly liked the British humor. One of the most appealing things about the book was how Streatfeild gave each of the girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy) distinctive personalities. They each have their own goals--Pauline to be an actress, Petrova to be an aviator, and Posy to be a ballerina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 2/1/2014

    " I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had a little more background in ballet and understood what movement the names were referring to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jenn | 1/23/2014

    " Super cute! It was nice to read a children's book from the 30's without it being, like, weirdly racist or anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 1/18/2014

    " A very sweet read and I love the independence of these girls. That is a great message in and of itself. I wish I had read it when I was younger however, because I think I would have appreciated it better then. Reading the dialogue as an adult was rather jarring to me and it left me with a "Leave it to Beaver" sort of feeling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vannessa | 1/17/2014

    " This book made me want to be a poor orphan, abandoned by my kooky, anthropologist guardian and raised by his ward, supplementing our meager income with money earned performing in ballets. A fairly out-there plot but I have read it dozens of times and secretly identify with Petra. Well, not so secretly now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 1/13/2014

    " I felt like the plot was a little thin and didn't ever really develop into a climax, but I didn't hate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney Fahn | 1/13/2014

    " i love posy shes so cute and she loves ballet so do i "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 xxlil_chez17xx (cheryl) | 1/9/2014

    " i haven't really read this book but the blurb looks really good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke Holt | 12/18/2013

    " I forced myself to at least read half of this book, but I could just never get into it enough to finish. Sad, because I was hoping for it to be something great to read to my daughters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 12/13/2013

    " This book is "in my bones". The only book I took with me when I ran away aged 9. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ally | 12/2/2013

    " Written very classically, I loved the character development in this book! Learning all their backstories and seeing them age made this a pleasurable read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 10/24/2013

    " I have wanted to read these books ever since the movie You've got mail. I saw it in the library and wasn't disappointed. I loved following the girls through their experiences. Loved it! Looking forward to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Preeta | 10/4/2013

    " Oh, I did love Noel Streatfeild. I haven't read her in years, but I'm getting a little misty-eyed just remembering this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annabelle | 6/27/2013

    " Published in the 1950's makes it a little bit more boring . . . but it still has a strong story line and a great plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie (a.k.a. QE3) | 5/25/2013

    " I keep coming back to this again and again. One of my all time favorites, despite the title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 5/21/2013

    " This was one of my faves when I was young and it was a happy re-read. Now, on to _Skating Shoes_, which--contrary to popular Meg Ryan movie opinion--is not out of print. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cattiedid | 1/23/2013

    " this is a book for people who love a good english kick to a book and for someone who loves dancing (especially ballet) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/15/2012

    " A boring book about three boring, perfect little girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany Griffith | 9/22/2012

    " I absolutely adored this book! Read it in middle school and it was such a great story! A must read for any young girl, but don't hesitate to pick it up as a teenager. I would love to read this again. :) It has something for every type of girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 xXxForgetMeNotxXx | 9/12/2012

    " Really good book about three orphans who learn to survive by dancing, acting, and Flying?. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raelynn | 6/11/2012

    " A book about three sisters as different as can be and their life in pre-war England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Korrin | 4/28/2012

    " I saw this movie, so I wanted to find out how it compares with the book. It's a really good story about three girls who are dedicated through hard times to be their best in what they do! This book makes me want to stay on stage for the rest of my life! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CompassBookRatings | 4/17/2012

    " Please visit Compass Book Ratings for complete review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 7/11/2011

    " Listened to this one in the car this Summer while running around with my girls. They enjoyed it and I enjoyed the fact they were quiet and not fighting while running errands. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eireanne | 6/20/2011

    " On the suggested summer reading list for students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 5/19/2011

    " This is a wonderful book about three sisters, Pauline, Petrova, and Posie, who get enrolled in ballet classes and all take something different out of it and become different things. Highly reccomend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 5/10/2011

    " Fun story about three orphans who are adopted and eventually must learn to dance and act to support their family. First in a trilogy (I believe) that I want to finish. Light hearted and I enjoyed the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 5/5/2011

    " I love this book! The situation that they don't have enough money. I was so glad that the 3 children Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil were adopted by GUM.A wonderful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/17/2011

    " I love this book. it is one of my favorites. I love the dancing and acting in it and the storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 3/18/2011

    " I finally got around to reading Ballet Shoes, a book my daughter adores and has three copies of, and see why it has been loved by children and adults for decades. Now that I've spent time with Pauline, Petrova, and Posy, my life will never be quite the same. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hermione | 3/3/2011

    " I absolutely love this book I read the whole thing in a few days. Pauline, Petrova, and Posy are amazing characters. Five stars yay!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 3/2/2011

    " This is one of the very first books I checked out from the library all by myself. I remember really liking it, and reading the entire series of Shoes books in about a week. Sadly, I don't actually remember any of them at all anymore--time for a reread I guess! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jenn | 2/17/2011

    " Super cute! It was nice to read a children's book from the 30's without it being, like, weirdly racist or anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristal | 2/3/2011

    " wow, i read this book so many times, i literally KILLED my copy! i love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonela | 1/23/2011

    " Really good book about three orphans who learn to survive by dancing, acting, and Flying?. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/20/2011

    " This is a wonderful book about learning and growing as a unique family. The characters are well crafted and every little girl can find a character to identify with. "

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About the Author
Author Noel Streatfeild

Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986) was an author, most famous for her children’s books, which included Ballet Shoes. Several of her novels have been adapted for film and television and she was notably mentioned by Meg Ryan’s character in the movie You’ve Got Mail.