|Movie Shoes / The Painted Garden (1949) [Novel]|
by Noel Streatfeild
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Most children, you might think, would look forward to a holiday in California. But at first the Winter family didnít want to go at all. For Rachel it meant giving up her first real job as a dancer; for Tim it meant missing the chance of being taught the piano by the great Jeremy Caulder; and for Jane, the middle one, the difficult one who didnít shine at anything in particular, it was worst of all - she had to leave her dog, Chewing-gum, behind. Yet they couldnít make a fuss, for their father had been ill and needed to convalesce in the sunshine. When they arrived, so many exciting things happened they forgot their black moods of disappointment. Rachel met Posy Fossil, now a famous ballerina, and her sister Pauline; Tim found a piano; and Jane, who behaved rather badly because she was missing Chewing-gum so much, had the biggest adventure of all. . . .
Original title: The Painted Garden
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Performing Arts