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No Ballet Shoes in Syria

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Aya is 11 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.

With beautiful, captivating writing, wonderfully authentic ballet detail, and an important message championing the rights of refugees, this is classic storytelling - filled with warmth, hope and humanity.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A perfect balance of tragedy and triumph." - Natasha Farrant


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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: No Ballet Shoes in Syria
Author(s): Catherine Bruton
ISBN: 1-78800-450-7 / 978-1-78800-450-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: No Ballet Shoes in Syria
Author(s): Catherine Bruton
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: No Ballet Shoes in Syria
Author(s): Catherine Bruton
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Title: No Ballet Shoes in Syria
Author(s): Catherine Bruton
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: No Ballet Shoes in Syria
Author(s): Catherine Bruton
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: No Ballet Shoes In Syria
Author(s): Catherine Bruton
Publisher: Nosy Crow
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