Synopses & Reviews
Angelina has been invited to a wedding at the summer palace of Mouseland. What could be more exciting? This new story features all the hallmarks that readers love about the Angelina books: fluffy dresses, beautiful princesses, a sparkling cover, and, of course, ballet! Timeless and utterly charming.
"The many-storied Angelina Ballerina gets invited to be a bridesmaid in a royal wedding where she'll get to wear 'the prettiest rose-pink taffeta gown.' Before the wedding, Princess Sophie and Angelina explore the castle grounds and practice their dance steps. A moment of tension comes when the door to the tower they climbed to peer out over Mouseland appears to be locked, but Angelina's brother, Henry, opens it in time for the girls to get dressed. The lavishly detailed illustrations, complete with ruffled royal attire and an assortment of decorative wedding desserts, offset the featherlight story line. Ages 3 up. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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.