Character: The Fossil Sisters
Book: Ballet Shoes
Author: Noel Streatfeild
26 writer: Miranda Dickinson
The Fossil Sisters are three orphans adopted as babies by eccentric explorer Great Uncle Matthew, or ‘Gum.’ They’re called the ‘Fossils’ after the artefacts he collects.
A family found are we.
Gathered by Gum from far flung lands
to breathe life into Cromwell Road.
Pauline, saved from the ravening waves;
Petrova, a Russian blessing;
and Posy, delivered with ballet shoes.
Three collected sisters, called to the stage:
finding our voice, heart and feet,
discovering life’s dance.
Owning our name that is all our own,
vowing to make history.