Ballet Shoes

ballet shoesNoel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes is another one of those books that I just don't know how I missed when I was a kid. It's right up there with A Secret Garden and The Little Princess. It utterly charmed me.

I don't even know where to start. Seriously, I don't. GUM's collection of orphans? (Also, love that they call him GUM.) I loved Sylvia and Nana. The girls were wonderful. The boarders they took in were perfect. Their struggle with poverty and the girls determination to work to earn money for their family.

I loved it all. I'm horribly disappointed that my library doesn't have the other "shoe" books.

Question for you all, if I wanted to watch the DVD do I get the one with Angela Thorne, Barbare Lott, Elizabeth Morgan and Sarah Prince or do I get the more recent one with Emma Watson, Lucy Boynton and Yasmin Paige?