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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Noel Streatfeild Narrator: Elizabeth Sastre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9780307206961
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Three orphans are forced to enter a theater school by their grandmother, a famous actress. Unable to pay the tuition, they are given scholarships from the now-grown orphans from Ballet Shoes. Will they be able to live up to their patrons’ legacies? The children are ready to run away until they discover their hidden talents.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beka | 2/17/2014

    " This was very enjoyable, with an interesting spin from having a boy involved. Not quite as happy as the others, but it all worked out well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/31/2014

    " This is the second book of the shoes book. I enjoyed Ballet Shoes, and I enjoyed Theater Shoes. I want to read Dancing Shoes now when I can find a copy of it. These are cute stories about talented girls. I first wanted to read them when the bookstore owner in You've Got Mail recommended them to one of her customers, and now I am 2/3 there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 1/28/2014

    " Didn't realise when I requested this from the library that it is the same as Theatre Shoes. But it had been a while since I read that one, so I plunged in anyway. It was a good read. Not as good as Ballet Shoes, but set in the same school and some of the characters make cameo and slightly longer appearances. Loved the addition of the larger family dynamic, which gives the kids more to focus and worry on. Ah, Streatfeild, what a fabulous author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Howard | 1/27/2014

    " Such fun! I loved the 3 kids in this story, and the letters from the 3 Fossil sisters. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Smith | 1/24/2014

    " Honestly, I liked Ballet Shoes a lot more. I found myself reading this book to be done with it, which is never a feeling/ thought I enjoy while reading. I also have no intention of reading the third book. Which is a shame, because I was excited when I saw that there was a second book. Mostly I felt that the writing was not very engaging and the plot was slow and not filled out enough with a very predictable ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 1/13/2014

    " Was okay---kinda of long winded and draggy. She writes a long list of "shoe" books, I am not sure if I will read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/9/2014

    " I love these books depicting the lives of children (usually siblings/cousins) at the Academy. Fascinating...the lives of these children...dancing, acting, singing, auditions, radio broadcasting, theatre shows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perdita | 1/7/2014

    " Utterly charming, and a wonderful contemporary look at life during WWII. So disappointed I didn't find these when I was a kid, but better late than never. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/6/2014

    " I read this later in life than my beloved Ballet Shoes and so it didn't have the same magic for me, but still loved reading about the behind the scenes life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 12/28/2013

    " I loved catching a glimpse of my ballet girls all grown up. Since I enjoy Theater it might even be my favorite over Ballet. I can't decide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fashiongirlgoldberg | 12/20/2013

    " Yet another great book by Noel Streatfield. This is the only one of her books that I've read that has a boy as one of the leading characters. I just really love her books so definitely read them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie (a.k.a. QE3) | 12/11/2013

    " It wasn't nearly as good as Ballet Shoes or Dancing Shoes. Still, worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachlitt | 12/9/2013

    " The worst of the three shoe books I have read but still quite a nice book for younger readers. I especially liked the note about Petrova, Pauline, and Posy and the part they play in this installment. Better make sure to read Ballet Shoes before you read Theater Shoes or you might be a little lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 10/20/2013

    " This is one of Noel Streatfield's that is a bit more than a young reader. I love how she tells her stories and builds her characters. I love the setting in post WWII London. If you saw the movie Ballet Shoes you get a little of the flavor, but this book is better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linds | 9/15/2013

    " Recommended to girls 7-13 that are into dance, theater, ballet, etc. Charming and classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 8/17/2013

    " I love the detail in Streatfeild's books! The ending was quite anti-climactic, though. It just ended with a good summary of where everyone ends up. But otherwise, it was a really good book. I think I'll have H read it next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 6/25/2013

    " An okay easy read - I can see the appeal for children "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 4/16/2013

    " I still like ballet shoes a whole lot better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 11/25/2012

    " Pleasant story. Armchair way to go to Performing Arts School. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 9/13/2012

    " Definitely not as good as Ballet Shoes! The bits with the bratty cousin went on too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 12/22/2011

    " This is the book with the semi-continuation of the Fossil sisters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desireable_Disney | 3/13/2011

    " Love it read multiple times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynzee Buck | 3/12/2011

    " The first 5 chapters were so nearly identical to Ballet Shoes that I decided to skip this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sweet Caroline | 3/8/2011

    " Pretty good, I like Ballet shoes better. Check out the rest of the series: Ballet shoes and Dancing shoes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 2/2/2011

    " very derivative of Ballet Shoes, which we read first. But good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynzee | 8/1/2010

    " The first 5 chapters were so nearly identical to Ballet Shoes that I decided to skip this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/16/2010

    " I adore Noel Streatfeild book's for children. I used to feel like she was writing them just for me! But this one is only so-so. Or else I'm too old for the books. ; ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/12/2010

    " This is an adorable children's book, set in London in 1942-43. Definitely a book I hope to some day share with a niece or daughter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 1/7/2010

    " I loved catching a glimpse of my ballet girls all grown up. Since I enjoy Theater it might even be my favorite over Ballet. I can't decide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 11/30/2009

    " I love to be in plays so I thought I would like this book better than Noel Streatfeild's Dancing Shoes. I think they're about the same, but they're both really good books. I liked reading about how Sorrel, Mark and Holly got different parts in different plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 9/5/2009

    " I liked the focus on family closeness, and helping your family members. This was a lot of fun to read, especially since I had just read Ballet Shoes, and the two books are kind of connected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 7/27/2009

    " This is a fun novel about children during World War II in London growing up, learning about the world, and being part of theatrical family. My mom read it when she was growing up and recommended it to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fashiongirlgoldberg | 7/26/2009

    " Yet another great book by Noel Streatfield. This is the only one of her books that I've read that has a boy as one of the leading characters. I just really love her books so definitely read them. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Elizabeth Sastre has narrated dozens of audiobooks, including Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston, Brick Lane by Monica Ali, and The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, which was an AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year in 2004.