In the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild’s classic Shoes books. In this story, three orphan girls vow to make a name for themselves and find their own special talents. With hard work, fame just may be in the stars!
Pauline, Petrova, and Posy love their quiet life together. The girls are orphans who have been raised as sisters and when their new family needs money, the girls want to help. They decide to join the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training to earn their keep. Each girl works hard following her dream. Pauline is destined for the movies. Posy is a born dancer. And Petrova? She finds she'd rather be a pilot than perform a pirouette.
This beautiful children's classic is perfect for girls who love to dream about ballet, friendship, and finding their own special talents. Adult readers may remember them as the "Shoes" books from You've Got Mail!
The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.
Release Date: December 26, 2007(BBC One)
Release Time: 85 minutes
Emma Watson as Pauline Fossil
Lucy Watson as Young Pauline
Yasmin Paige as Petrova Fossil
Lucy Boynton as Posy Fossil
Richard Griffiths as Great Uncle Matthew Brown "Gum"
Victoria Wood as Nana
Emilia Fox as Sylvia Brown
Eileen Atkins as Madame Fidolia
Peter Bowles as Sir Donald Houghton
Marc Warren as Mr. John Simpson
Harriet Walter as Dr. Smith
Gemma Jones as Dr. Jakes
Lucy Cohu as Theodora "Theo" Dane
Heather Nicol as Winifred Bagnall
Mary Stockley as Miss Jay
Skye Bennett as a Young Sylvia
Don Gallagher as Mr. French
Annabella Anderson as a Pauline Fossil's friend
Nicolette Baker as young girl in red dress
Adrian Lester as Mr Sholsky
Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when WWI broke out, Noel followed her dream of being on stage and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she became a professional actress. She began writing children's books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day. When she visited Puffin exhibitions, there were queues right out of the building and all the way down the Mall. She was one of the first winners of the Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983. Noel Streatfeild lived in London. She died in 1986.