Listen to the Nightingale When she wins a scholarship to a famous ballet school Lottie an orphan reared by the costume mistress for a London ballet company is torn between her lifelong dream and her love for a puppy

  • Title: Listen to the Nightingale
  • Author: Rumer Godden
  • ISBN: 9780140360912
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • When she wins a scholarship to a famous ballet school, Lottie, an orphan reared by the costume mistress for a London ballet company, is torn between her lifelong dream and her love for a puppy.

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    1. Listen to the Nightingale and King of Shadows - my two favorite books when I was eleven. This one is buried near the bottom of my bookshelf, but a quick read of the book flap of Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, just the mention of the word "Infanta," motivated me to pull it out and reread it. And I still love it. And now I see that it's second in a series, something I'd never known. I must hunt up the first book.

    2. Some of the parts about the dog made me anxious, but it was all okay in the end!This was very nice. I really liked that (view spoiler)[Charlotte kept her dancing and that it was shown to be important to her. I don't like the books that are about talented people who just want to be "normal." I'm reading the book because I want to learn more about the cool thing you do! I already know about "normal"! (hide spoiler)]

    3. I loved this book even more than Candle to St Jude.Lottie is auditioning for King's Chase Ballet school and she has her own set of trials and tribulations to face when she falls in with the wrong crowd.A lovely ballet book which talks about how the arts industry can be a hot house and the strength of character and humility you need to survive it!A perfect read for a busy week!

    4. I loved this book almost as much as I love Thursday's Children by the same author. I didn't feel the need to reread it immediately, as I do with Thursday's Children, but I will certainly reread it again very soon. Another ballet book - a little girl who is accepted to the Royal Ballet School at Queen's Chase, but doesn't want to be separated from the puppy she rescued. The characters are so well written you feel as if you have really met them, even the minor ones. The ballet school and the teach [...]

    5. Listen to the Nightingale, what an odd title. It really didn't have the story I was expecting. However, when I finished the reading I understood. The story begins with a little girl named Lottie. She is 10 years old and her greatest dream is to enter a very distinguished, expensive Ballet school. The school is called Queen's Chase. Her recently departed ballet instructor wanted nothing more for her but to go to that school. In the final preparations she saves a stolen puppy. Instead of returning [...]

    6. Someone else described Rumer Godden's books as bittersweet, which is apt. This one wasn't as bitter as I was expecting, despite Mrs Cuthbert (ugh! that woman!) and Irene. I guess my main issue with Godden is that while there is obviously a lot of depth to her characters and her writing is beautifully spare, the story always seems a little remote, like hearing it from someone who heard it from someone else. Does that make sense?

    7. Rereading childhood favorites as an adult, with this one I'm struck by how much jumping around Rumor Godden does. She's constantly giving us reactions from characters who hear about an event later or letting us in on what someone might have said or would have liked to have said. It's an interesting trick, and she does it all over the place.

    8. Absolutely beautiful story that was perfect in so many ways, except for the way in which it made me absolutely sob buckets when Lottie had to leave behind her beloved dog! That was beyond heartbreaking, and it was only temporary!

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