The delightfully remembered autobiography of Noel Streatfeild is presented in this chapter book for older readers.
Everyone pities the poor vicar, who's got such a difficult daughter. Vicky doesn't work at school, she's awkward at home, and she's not pretty or talented like her sisters.
But all is not as it seems. When Vicky grows up and her first children's book is published to great acclaim, it is her family who are the least surprised. For the Vicky of this story is of course the much loved Noel Streatfeild and her first book was the famous 'Ballet Shoes". This is the story of her childhood, told in her own words.