Synopses & Reviews
Angelina Ballerina is the picture book that first introduced Angelina to her adoring fans. This tiny dancer has proved to have enormous staying powershe has been a hugely popular character for more than twenty years. And Angelinas popularity only continues to grow. She is even the spokescharacter for National Dance Week. With Katharine Holabirds lively writing and Helen Craigs charming illustrations, the original story about the feisty little mouse who wants nothing more than to dance still keeps young ballerinas leaping with delight. Now, for the first time in the United States, the original, abridged story will be available in a board book edition, perfect for even the youngest readers.
In Angelina on Stage, Angelina has a part in a grown-ups’ ballet, and so does her cousin Henry. But Angelina’s excitement turns to jealousy during rehearsals when Henry becomes the favorite. Will Angelina and Henry still be friends after the performance?
Angelina and her cousin Henry are off on a camping adventure in the Big Cat Mountains with Uncle Louie. They love being explorers and are excited to hike deeper and deeper into the forest. But then night falls and ahh!...is that Big Cat behind the trees? Luckily, Angelina is brave enough to calm Henry's fears and her own.
Angelina is busy preparing for the Ice Dance with her friends Alice, Flora, and Felicity. Cousin Henry tries to help too, but nothing goes right. And the rehearsals are disrupted when two big boys from school tease the ballerinas. More than a few snowballs fly before Angelina finds a way to ensure the success of the show.
About the Author
Katharine Holabird's first Angelina Ballerina book was published in 1983. After graduating from the Francis Parker School in Chicago, Katharine attended Bennington College in Vermont. She received a B.A. in Literature from Bennington in 1969, and then worked as a literary editor at the college for a year. The following year she went to Italy, where she became a freelance journalist. In 1974, Katharine married and moved with her husband, Michael Haggiag, to London, England where she lives today with her family. Helen Craig has illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the Angelina Ballerina books. She lives in England.