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Becoming a Ballerina

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What little girl doesn't dream of becoming a ballerina-of tutus and slippers, pink ribbons, and recitals. In this beautiful gem of a book, we follow a promising young dancer as she goes through her routine, from doing her hair and learning how to wear pointe shoes to teaching some basics to an even younger dancer. Photographer Nancy Ellison has captured the fantasy, while former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Susan Jaffe offers poignant words and sound advice to young girls with the dream to dance.

In the tradition of the bestselling A Very Young Dancer, the book will be treasured by every little girl taking ballet class. Moreover, Becoming a Ballerina is a gorgeous, charming package, a book that will remain on girls' bookshelves long after they put away their ballet slippers. With a human interest element as well as an instructional component, the book will teach and inspire young dancers. Readers will learn the combination of talent, hard work, and determination required, even at a young age, to become a professional dancer.

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What little girl doesn't dream of becoming a ballerina? This book follows a promising young dancer as she goes through her routine, from doing her hair and learning how to wear pointe shoes to teaching some basics to an even younger dancer. Full color.

Synopsis:

The perfect gift for any young girl who loves ballet.

About the Author

Nancy Ellison is the author of Universe's The Ballet Book with American Ballet Theatre, and Romeo and Juliet (Universe).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789309761
Publisher:
Universe Publishing(NY)
Location:
New York
Author:
Jaffe, Susan
Author:
Ellison, Nancy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Ballet
Subject:
Performing Arts - Dance
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Performing Arts
Subject:
Ballerinas.
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Ballet dancing
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Children s-Dance
Series Volume:
107-16
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.18x7.40x.51 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 96 pages Universe Publishing (NY) - English 9780789309761 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , What little girl doesn't dream of becoming a ballerina? This book follows a promising young dancer as she goes through her routine, from doing her hair and learning how to wear pointe shoes to teaching some basics to an even younger dancer. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , The perfect gift for any young girl who loves ballet.
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