No Ballet Shoes in Syria


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  • Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship. But at the same time, Aya and her family must fight to be allowed to remain in the country, to make a home for themselves and to find Aya’s father – separated from the rest of the family during the journey from Syria. 

    No Ballet Shoes in Syria

No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Our Denner's Rate This Book: 4.75 out of 5
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Length: 272 pages
ISBN: 9781788004503

This book is about a girl called Aya, who has just came from Syria to England. She lost her dad on the way, and the government are looking for him, so she, her mum and her brother are in a community home. Then, there is a ballet class, and she joins it.

This book made me feel Curious, Intrigued

Charlotte3242Charlotte3242( age 10 )

This is a phenomenal book. Quite emotional but amazing. It goes back in time to when the war was going on and we see more into how Aya left Syria. I cried a few times; happy and sad tears. Overall a fabulous book. Well done Catherine Bruton!

This book made me feel Happy, Sad, Scared

Dhiya2476Dhiya2476( age 11 )

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