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The Red Shoes

27 minutes 10 seconds

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Pastel drawing. Girl holding a man's hand points at shoes on display in a glass case. Caption. Look! Shoes worn by famous dancers.

Lisa and Jenny, two friends who live in a poor neighborhood, love to dance and play together. But when Lisa's family wins a lottery, she changes and avoids Jenny. A chance encounter at the ballet and a pair of magical red dancing shoes eventually restore their friendship. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale, and narrated by Ossie Davis.

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Runtime: 27 minutes 10 seconds

Color illustration. A heavyset man wearing purple robes and a maroon feathered hat stands next to a textile loom with a half-finished piece.
27 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 6