Dancing Adele Geras Little Ballet Star

ISBN 13: 9780803732377

Little Ballet Star

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9780803732377: Little Ballet Star

Readers are invited to join Tilly for her special birthday treat as she discovers the bustle and excitement behind the scenes at a real ballet performance. From backstage warm-ups, to a trip to the dressing room, to an unexpected wardrobe change?Tilly is just like a real ballerina. The only thing that could make her day even more thrilling? The chance to shine on stage! This charming story captures the delight and anticipation of attending an actual ballet, and makes a perfect gift for every aspiring ballerina.

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About the Author:

Adèle Geras married in 1967 and moved to Manchester, where she still lives with her husband and two daughters. She taught French at a girls' grammar school and started writing in 1973.

Her first book Tea at Mrs. Manderby's was published by Hamish Hamilton Children's Books in 1976.

Adèle particularly enjoys writing for young adults — her books explore relationships between people and strong emotions without losing sight of the need for a strong narrative line. For younger children she often injects an element of fantasy. Ozzy, the cat who narrates the Fantora Family Files has become one of Adèle's favourite characters and she says "he is seriously thinking of writing another book soon."

Adèle also writes poetry which has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She is a voracious reader, a "fanatical" knitter and a lifelong movie-goer.

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*Starred Review* On Tilly’s birthday, her mother takes her to see the ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Arriving early, they meet Aunt Gina (who dances the lead role), and she takes Tilly backstage to see the dancers warming up and putting on their makeup. Then, she dons her present (a fairy costume) in the wardrobe department. Tilly joins her mother in the audience to watch the ballet, but after the final bows, Gina invites her niece on stage to dance with her, while the orchestra plays “Happy Birthday,” and audience members applaud. A sequel to Time for Ballet (2004), which was also narrated by Tilly, this picture book will charm aspiring young dancers. The large format allows plenty of space for the expressive pencil illustrations, tinted with washes in pastel shades. The story’s ending may be unrealistic, but wish fulfillment has its place, and this picture book offers the stuff that daydreams are made of. Preschool-Grade 2. --Carolyn Phelan

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