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The Princess and the Peaby Rachel Isadora
Synopses & Reviews
In this invitation to ballet, young readers learn all about what happens in ballet class. Works of art by French impressionist Edgar Degas bring the ballet vividly to life, while illustrations by Rachel Isadora picture modern-day girls and boys practicing ballet positions and steps. Complete with a brief history of ballet and a biography of Edgar Degas, Invitation to Ballet is sure to delight every child who dreams of one day becoming a world-class dancer.
Praise for Invitation to Ballet
andquot;The real treat is seeing Isadoraandrsquo;s picture-book portraits of students juxtaposed with the ethereal works of Edgar Degas, the 19th-century master of ballet painting.andquot;
andmdash;New York Times
andquot;This beautifully illustrated volume offers young dancers an introduction to ballet. Isadoraandrsquo;s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations give the book enormous child appeal while visually defining the terms for positions and movements students will learn in class. A captivating invitation to the beauty of ballet.andquot;
andquot;This beautifully illustrated book is an introduction to ballet enhanced by the accompanying paintings of Edgar Degas.andquot;
andmdash;Reading Today Online
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This fabulous version of the classic nursery song Old MacDonald” introduces children to a menagerie of African animals and their sounds. It is beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora, with her signature collage-style artwork.
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A wonderful introduction to African wildlife that is great fun to read aloud, this truly irresistible rendition of a beloved song includes a list of animal fun facts and gives children a huge variety of animal sounds to imitate as they pore over the detailed animals, landscapes and patterns in the stunning illustrations.
About the Author
Rachel Isadora received a Caldecott Honor for Ben's Trumpet. She lives in New York City.
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