Coppelia

By Margot Fonteyn; Steve Johnson (Illustrator); Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152004286, 48pp.)

Publication Date: September 1998

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Prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn gives one last gift to the world of dance with this enchanting retelling of a classic ballet. With the vivacity and effortless grace that marked her performances, Dame Margot Fonteyn retells the story of Coppélia, a doll so lifelike and beautiful she captures the heart of a young villager--and the jealous attention of his fiancée. Completed shortly before her death in 1991, Dame Margot's Coppélia is masterfully staged by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, whose vibrant, richly textured paintings bring to life this tale of love and the power of imagination.

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