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The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories: Yolen, Jane;Stemple, Heidi E. Y.

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

Yolen, Jane;Stemple, Heidi E. Y.

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ISBN 10: 1841482293 / ISBN 13: 9781841482293
Published by Barefoot Books, 2004
Condition: As New Hardcover
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The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Rebecca Guay. Oversize hardback story/picture book is quite clean and in near new condition with like dust jacket in a Brodart protector. Book is signed by both authors on a bookplate for that purpose on free front endpaper-nice looking book. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 20183

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Title: The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

Publisher: Barefoot Books

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Guay, Rebecca

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Let yourself be drawn into the magical world of the dance with this sumptuous anthology. Love, laughter, betrayal, adventure and tragedy intertwine to create stories that will reach deep into the heart and dreams of the reader. The story of "The Sleeping Beauty" will whisk you away to the thorny castle where Princess Aurora awaits her prince; the comedy and confusion of "Coppélia" will delight you, and the magical adventures of Clara in "The Nutcracker" will entrance you.

Featuring a brief history of classical ballet, as well as historical details of each dance, composition, choreography and early performances, this book will captivate anyone with a love of this awe-inspiring art.

About the Author:

Jane Yolen attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, she is a woman of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. Heidi Stemple, Jane's daughter, has previously worked as a parole officer, private investigator and bartender. She didn't start writing until the age of 28 and hasn't stopped since. Heidi lives in Massachusetts with her two daughters. Rebecca Guay graduated from the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York City with a degree in illustration. Rebecca previously provided illustrations for Marvel and worked predominately as an illustrator of comic books, trading cards, young adult novels and four graphic novels. She is also the illustrator of Goddesses: A World of Myth and Magic, also published by Barefoot Books.

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