Cover image for Ballet shoes
Title:
Ballet shoes
Author:
Wenger, Piers.
Publication Information:
Port Washington, NY : Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2008]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Three girls adopted by an explorer are raised as sisters by his niece. As each of the girls have their own dreams, they learn that in order to realize them, they must also keep their family together.
General Note:
Title from container.

Based on the novel by Noel Streatfeild.

Special features: Exclusive interview with Emma Watson; deleted scenes; Ballet shoes audiobook excerpt.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781417230648
UPC:
741952654599
Format :
DVD

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Featuring HARRY POTTER star Emma Watson, BALLET SHOES tells the story of three orphaned sisters, each with a big dream: Pauline (Watson) wishes to act, Posy (Lucy Boynton) wants to be a dancer, and Petrova (Yasmin Paige) yearns to pilot a plane. The charming, coming of age tale, set in 1930s London, pits the hopeful young women against the adversities of social station and gender as they fight to fulfill their bright destinies.


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Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, and Lucy Boynton headline director Sandra Goldbacher's made-for-television adaptation of author Noel Streatfield's classic novel of the same name. The setting is 1930s London. Orphans Pauline (Watson), Petrova (Paige), and Posy Fossil (Boynton) have all been adopted by eccentric explorer Professor Brown (aka "Gum"), and raised as sisters by Brown's benevolent niece Sylvia (Emilia Fox). Before the three girls get to know their adventurous adoptive father, however, Gum vanishes for over a decade. Though her faithful retainer, Nana (Victoria Wood), does her best to keep the family afloat, Sylvia simply can't keep up with the demands of raising a family, and her health begins to deteriorate. Eventually, faced with dwindling financial resources, she decides to take in lodgers. Those who arrive as household guests include the lively academics Dr. Smith (Harriet Walter) and Dr. Jakes (Gemma Jones), plus curvy dance instructor Theo Dane (Lucy Cohu) and kind-but-pensive Mr. Simpson (Marc Warren). As the nontraditional family begins to see their lives changed by these new arrivals in ways that they never anticipated, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy enroll in the local theater school and set about establishing themselves as stars of the stage. But while Pauline dreams of becoming a world-famous actress and Posy longs to grow into a graceful ballerina, Petrova just wants to take to the sky as an aviator. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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Library Journal Review

Noel Streatfeild's beloved book is brought to life in this charming production. The famous name here is Emma Watson (Harry Potter's Hermione), but viewers will also see many familiar faces from BBC productions. The story of three little girls who discover their talents and help their impoverished family is beautifully rendered. The script is true to the book, although it does seem a bit rushed in places. An adult romance was added apparently to bolster the overall cozy feeling, but the production is outstanding in its evocation of 1920s and 1930s London. The streets, the houses, the cars, and especially the musical numbers are perfect. This one should be on every little girl's (and mom's) wish list.--Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.