Miss Lina's Ballerinas (Hardcover)

By Grace Maccarone, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)

Feiwel & Friends, 9780312382438, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010



In four rows of two, Miss Lina's eight ballerinas Christina, Edwina, Sabrina, Justina, Katrina, Bettina, Marina, and Nina dance to the park, at the zoo, and even while doing their schoolwork. They are one perfect act, but when Miss Lina introduces Regina, a new girl, the group of nine's steps become a mess.

About the Author

Grace Maccarone is a children's book editor and the author of many books for young readers, including the First Grade Friends series, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. She lives in Westchester, New York.Christine Davenier has illustrated many books for children, including the Piper Reed series, and was the recipient of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award in 2002 for The First Thing My Mama Told Me. She lives in Paris, France.

Praise For Miss Lina's Ballerinas

“An infectiously rhyming text not a little reminiscent of Madeline….Author and illustrator have teamed up for a lovely story about friendship, ballet and grouping numbers. Davenier’s colorful illustrations are filled with humor, movement and lovely shades of pink…young readers, budding ballerinas or not, will enjoy the details of the ballet studio and the joie de vivre of the nine young ladies.”              --  Kirkus Reviews

"...the book is a charmer." -- Publishers Weekly