Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil are sisters - with a difference. All three were adopted as babies by Great Uncle Matthew, an eccentric and rich explorer who then disappeared, leaving them in the care of his niece Sylvia.
This book is about how happy it made a little girl when her mom bought her a pair of tap dancing shoes while on a shopping trip at the mall. It tells about some fun filled exciting experiences both boys and girls may have with a pair of tap dancing shoes. The illustrator used Chesley's original artwork ideas as well as his/her own in the illustrations. The last two illustrations in her book are of dancewear used in her first dance recital.
As Chesley's mother, I like this book because it allows children to see what they can do too by putting forth the effort to do their best whatever the task, and not take shortcuts or take the easy way out all the time, especially in their reading and writing at school. I hope it will give students the confidence to persevere in their goals/dreams no matter what others do or say or how difficult it may get at times. This is also a fun and exciting book.
Chesley wrote this story in class one day about something she enjoyed doing, taking tap dancing lessons.
SHELIA FINDS HERSELF IN A SITUATION THAT WANT BE EASY TO GET OUT OF.EVEN GROWING UP IN A HOME WHERE LOVE WASN'T SHOWN VERY AFFECTIONATELY, STILL SHE NEVER WENT THROUGH A SITUATION LIKE THIS.HOWEVER WHEN THINGS GET TO BAD FOR SHELIA TO HANDLE WEIGHT STARTS LIFTING OFF HER SHOULDERS THROUGH ANGELIC FAVORS. SHE FEELS THAT MIRICLES ARE SURELY HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE HER EYES.INCLUDING MEETING A MAN THAT WOULD GROW TO TRULY LOVE HER UNCONDITIONALLY. MARANDA WAS A YOUNG WOMAN BEING RULED AND DISRESPECTED BY AN OLDER MAN WHOME SHE SHARED TWO CHILDREN AND AN APARTMENT WITH.HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF A SITUATION THAT IS TRULY HEARTBREAKING?SEE HOW MARANDA DEALT WITH BEING ABUSIED AND TREATED IN WAYS OTHER THAN THE BEAUTIFUL LADY THAT SHE IS. MARTIN, OWNER OF A BAR IN HIS CONVERTED APARTMENT, A REAL LADIES MAN YOU WOULD SAY.HE WAS LIKE THE HEAD OF HIS OWN GANG UNTIL UNEXPECTED EVENTS BROUGHT ALL HIS TRUE COLORS AND WEAKNESS TO THE TABLE WHAT WOULD HIS ENTOURAGE THINK OF HIM KNOWING HE TO CRY IN THE DARK. JOHN, A YOUNG BLACK ENTREPRENEUR WHO'S IN A WORLD ALONE LOOKING FOR HIS LONG LOST FAMILY MEMBERS.UNABLE TO FIND THEM HE'S LEFT FILLING VOIDS IN OTHER PEOPLE LIVES THAT UNFOURTUNATELY HE CAN'T FILL IN HIS OWN UNTIL HE MEETS SHELIA AND HER GIRLS.CAN THEY FILL THE VOID IN JOHN'S LIFE
"I never can learn them in the wide, wide world! I just know I never can, Dot!" "Dear me! I'm dreadfully sorry for you, Tess," responded Dorothy Kenway-only nobody ever called her by her full name, for she really was too small to achieve the dignity of anything longer than "Dot." "I'm dreadfully sorry for you, Tess," she repeated, hugging the Alice-doll a little closer and wrapping the lace "throw" carefully about the shoulders of her favorite child. The Alice-doll had never enjoyed robust health since her awful experience of more than a year before, when she had been buried alive. Of course, Dot had not got as far in school as the sovereigns of England. She had not as yet heard very much about the history of her own country. She knew, of course, that Columbus discovered it, the Pilgrims settled it, that George Washington was the father of it, and Abraham Lincoln saved it.
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