This is a beautiful gift book. Kathleen is a poor, but spirited Irish girl. The nuns at the convent-school bash the poor kids when they get a chance.
Kathleen is selected to take a semester of free dance classes by a Professional Irish woman who teaches folk dancing and wants winners.Kathleen is a folk dancing winner. She takes to folk dancing, putting her hear and soul into it. She is to be a big contest, but doesn't tell her mom, because they have no money for a costume. But her mom and Aunt Polly shock her and made her a costume that is for the belle of the Ball.
This is an interesting story about Ireland and try and you will succeed.
When the music started up and I counted the opening bars under my breath, waiting for the downbeat, it suddenly came to me. The rough, distempered floorboards seemed to disappear from under me, my feet barely brushed them, and I flew. It was all airy and feathery, like walking on water, like skimming over clouds. I was kicking and twirling in a new, airy element, flying in time with the music into a different world, where weight didn't matter, where gravity didn't exist....
I adore and love this book SO much and it is my favorite of the series.