Dancing Shoes, By Noel Streatfeild, is a story about Rachel, and her adopted sister, Hilary. After Rachel and Hilary's mother dies, they two sisters are sent to live with their strict Aunt Cora, their quite uncle Tom, and their spoiled daughter Dulcie. Hilary, whos real mother had been a dancer on broadway, had a real talent for ballet, but was forced to quite her training, and miss her opportunity to attend the Royal Ballet School, when she went to live with her aunt. Aunt Cora owns a dance school, where many dance troupes are trained, known as Wintle's Little Wonders. Aunt Cora give the two sisters but no choice to attend dance classes, and is determined to make them into Wonders. Hilary quickly catches on to this different from of dance, which is very different from ballet, while Rachel does not. Rachel strongly believes that Hilary should continue with her ballet, but Hilary would rather be doing the tap dancing and acrobatics with the troupe dancers. Dancing Shoes is all about the two girls struggle with dancing, their aunt, and finding what they enjoy most.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in dance. Once I began reading this story, I was hooked. Its a very cute story and very entertaining.