Jake the Ballet Dog
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
Categories: Animals - General
Jake still loves the sounds of the orchestra, but this week he’s staying with Allegra, a prima ballerina at the ballet. When she takes Jake behind the scenes of her rehearsals for The Nutcracker, he loves twirling and whirling with the dancers. Jake is dazzled by the sparkling treats and beautiful fairies and has so much fun that he can’t help but join in on the dress rehearsal. Pretty soon, he’s mastered his arabesque and pirouette, but when it comes time for opening night, Jake will have to stay backstage. Watching from the wings can be just as fun, and if he’s good, Jake will get to take his own special bow.
Jake’s new adventure will encourage children’s love of the arts through the story of this beloved ballet.
Karen LeFrak is the author of Jake the Philharmonic Dog. An avid dog lover, she breeds and shows champion poodles. She is also an accomplished pianist and currently composes. Karen is married to Richard LeFrak, president of the LeFrak Organization, and they have two sons, Harrison and James. Together they divide their time between Manhattan and Southampton with their flock of poodles. Karen will be donating her proceeds from this book to the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet.
Marcin Baranski still doesn’t own a dog, even after illustrating both of Jake’s adventures. He has illustrated for Cosmopolitan magazine and is also a fine artist. Marcin lives in Krakow, Poland, with his wife and two sons.