Ballet Shoes was Noel Streatfeild's first children's novel and has remained her most popular, delighting generations of children - and adults - since its publication in 1936. At the heart of the novel are Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil, three very different girls who 'vow to try and put their name into history books'. When money at home is short, all three are sent to train for the stage: for Pauline, it is a chance to shine; for Petrova, it is something to be endured; and, for Posy, it is the beginning of a dream come true . . .
Illustrated by Ruth Gervis, with an Afterword by Juliette Mitchell.