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Having lost their parents in an earthquake, Anna and her siblings live with their prim uncle and feeble aunt. Anna lives only to dance - but her ...Show synopsisHaving lost their parents in an earthquake, Anna and her siblings live with their prim uncle and feeble aunt. Anna lives only to dance - but her uncle forbids her to have anything to do with ballet. How will she survive? For Anna, everything takes second place to her burning desire to dance. Even the earthquake that destroyed her Turkish home has not made her think differently, only now she's stuck in a prim suburban household with an uncle who "doesn't approve" of dancing. What can Anna do? Not only is there no one to give her lessons, but there's no money for them either, and, anyway, dancing's forbidden. Will she ever become the ballerina she longs to be?Hide synopsis
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I'm glad that this wasn't Noel Streatfeild's first book, her career would have never gotten a start and her other wonderful books never been published. The three children are vastly unappealing and the manner in which Noel portrays their Near Eastern backround is insulting and stereotypical.
I've read a number of Streatfeild's books, and this is the one I've liked the least. The protagonist is a selfish little monster who doesn't care about anything but herself and getting her ballet lessons. And when her brothers manage, with great difficulty, to pay for her private lessons, she doesn't ...
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