Rosie is thrilled that her class is performing The Sleeping Beauty, but things aren't turning out quite right. Rosie is stuck with her least favorite part, the scenery isn't built, and there's no one to play the part of the prince. Mean- while, it's up to Rosie to save the day! Readers will be immediately drawn to Rosie's resilience and humor. --Publishers Weekly
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Grade 2-3?Dance-happy Rosie O'Meara is ecstatic when her ballet teacher decides to stage The Sleeping Beauty, but her excitement rapidly dissipates when she is assigned the role of the evil fairy, Carabosse, instead of the Lilac Fairy. To make matters worse, Rosie unintentionally volunteers to find a boy to dance the role of the prince. Illustrated with black-and-white sketches, this slight story is liberally sprinkled with dance terms (there is a glossary in back for the balletically impaired) but is short on plot and characterization. The tone is breezy and fun, but potentially interesting characters and events are touched upon too lightly to be of much interest to readers. The dance elements are skimpy, as well, so even ballet-crazed children won't find much to entice them.?Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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Gr. 2^-4. Rosie wants to perform in her dance class' production of The Sleeping Beauty, but she can hardly believe that her beloved Miss Deirdre has cast her as the bad fairy Carabosse rather than in one of the more ethereal roles, such as the princess or the Lilac Fairy. Outwardly she struggles to find someone to play the prince and someone to build the set, while inwardly she struggles to find her way as Carabosse. She gets help in unexpected places, and she learns a bit about herself as well as ballet. An appended page, "From Rosie's Notebook," serves as a glossary of ballet terms. Although this short chapter book, the third volume in the satisfying Ballet Slippers series, acknowledges the romantic visions that draw many children to ballet, it stays firmly grounded in reality. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Puffin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140389679
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