Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Curtain Up / Theatre Shoes by Noel Sreatfeild

This is another book sent to me by Ladydi. This is sometimes known as Curtain Up and sometimes as Theatre Shoes. The version Diana sent me is called Curtain Up. I really enjoyed this book and thought it was great! (Are my posts all starting to sound like that, sorry if they are it's just because I love all of these books!)

Curtain Up is about the three Forbes children; Sorrel, Mark and Holly. This book is set during World War Two. It is about how the three children are sent to London to live with their grandmother. Grandmother soon sends the three children to Madame Fidolia's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training. Those of you who have read or watched Ballet Shoes also by Noel Streatfeild will know that this is the same academy that the Fossil sisters (Pauline, Petrova and Posy) went to.

The Forbes children know that they have a lot of expectations to live up to. Their mother was a Warren and the Warren family are meant to have great abilities on the stage. Sorrel is particularly good at acting, Mark is good at singing and also imagining himself as other creatures in other places, Holly is quite good at dancing.

I really enjoyed this book as it mirrors Ballet Shoes. This was I great book and I loved it so I am going to give it a 9 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I liked it a lot as well. When you read the fuss about the briefcases, didn't you wonder why they didn't just make a tote bag?