Little Ballet Star
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|Format:||Paperback, 32 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 19 May 2007|
It's Tilly's birthday and she's off to a REAL theatre with her auntie, a REAL ballerina! Join Tilly as she steps backstage to experience the excitement of a ballet performance, from the dressing rooms to centre stage! But will Tilly be given the chance to dance under the spotlight? Of course she will! This is the magical sequel to the bestselling The Ballet Class.
About the Author
Award-winning author Adele Geras has written over 100 books for children, including the highly acclaimed Troy (Scholastic) which was shortlisted for The Whitbread Prize. Apart from being a voracious reader, Adele is also a self-confessed knitter and moviegoer. She has two daughters and lives in Manchester with her husband. Shelagh McNicholas was born and grew up in Liverpool. She went on to study Graphic Design & Illustration at Kingston University. Shelagh is passionate about drawing and is happiest with her sketchbook and pencils. Her favourite subject is her daughter and it was her sketches of Molly as a ballerina that inspired her illustrations for The Ballet Class. Shelagh lives in Surrey with her daughter.
PreS-Gr 3-A young ballerina attends a performance of Sleeping Beauty and receives a special birthday surprise. Tilly and her mother arrive early at the theater and meet up with Aunt Gina, a ballerina, who takes the girl backstage to stretch with the dancers, apply makeup, and even wear a pink fairy costume. Aunt Gina escorts her onto the stage where she marvels at the lights and scenery. Tilly joins her mother in the audience as the orchestra warms up and holds her breath in anticipation of the performance. She is captivated by the show and is especially proud of her Aunt Gina, who dances the lead role. Aunt Gina calls Tilly on stage at her curtain call and announces that it is the child's birthday. They dance and twirl and Tilly curtsies to the applauding audience as the orchestra plays "Happy Birthday." Geras's story imparts a great deal of information about ballet for beginning readers, and McNicholas's cheery illustrations clearly depict the costumes, the performance, and the theater.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Orchard Books|
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 25.0 x 0.0 centimeters (0.21 kg)|