Streafeild wrote in 1944:
Some years ago Random House published my story of Pauline, Posy, and Petrova Fossil, three English children who were brought up together as one family. That story finished with Pauline leaving for Hollywood, Petrova settling down near an aerodrome in England, and Posy off to Czechoslovakia to train for the ballet. Since the beginning of the war, innumerable children in America have kindly written to ask me how the Fossil children are getting along; particularly, since the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, I have had anxious inquiries about Posy. I have answered all these letters, but it now happens, owing to the help the Fossil sisters are at present givin to some other children, that in this story I am able to give news of them.
This book is dedicated to all you children in America who have asked kindly after the Fossil sisters. It has been very nice of you to take such an interest.
Title: Theater Shoes
Author: Noel Streatfeild
Series: Shoes, Book 3 (?)
Start & Finished: 3/28/09- 3/29/09
Publisher: Random House Inc.
Pages: 281 (paperback)