Pippa by Design (Hardcover)
A Story of Ballet and Costumes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374359560, 192pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2019
Heavily illustrated with photos and artwork, full of factual tidbits from the world of ballet, all woven into an engaging narrative for young readers, Pippa by Design is a fun-filled read perfect for fashionistas and dancers-to-be, from author Claudia Logan and illustrator Chesley McLaren.
Pippa does not finish every activity she starts or get picked for everything—unlike her sister Verity. Pippa does, however, love to draw fashion designs in her special sketchbook, while she waits in the hallway to pick up Verity at ballet practice.
There’s a big hullabaloo when Verity announces that she’s been chosen to dance in a performance of The Sleeping Beauty, and another hullabaloo later when Pippa discovers her sketchbook has gone missing. But all isn’t lost—with the help of a secret admirer, new friends, and even her sister, Pippa finds herself invited into a world she never imagined, and a place where she truly belongs.
About the Author
Chesley McLaren has sketched portraits at Chanel, signed prints at Louis Vuitton, and presented her work at The Chicago Art Institute. In addition to books—Zat Cat: A Haute Couture Tail; When Royals Wore Ruffles: A Funny and Fashionable Alphabet!; and illustrations for The Princess Diaries series—she has created windows and advertising for Saks Fifth Avenue, murals for Bergdorf Goodman, animation and package design for Laura Mercier, mannequins for Ralph Pucci, and silk scarves for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chesley lives in Chatham, New York.