Jake the Ballet Dog (Hardcover)

By Karen LeFrak, Marcin Baranski (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, 9780802796585, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


In his newest adventure, Jake is making a special visit behind the scenes of the ballet with Richie's friend Allegra. The rehearsals for "The Nutcracker "are underway, and Jake has so much fun learning the basics of ballet. Pretty soon, he's spinning and leaping just like the dancers. As the beloved holiday story comes to life on stage, Jake has a hard time keeping out of the action With its delightful illustrations that capture the excitement and grace of "The Nutcracker "ballet, this encore to "Jake the Philharmonic Dog "takes readers along with Jake as he continues to explore the arts.

About the Author

Karen Lefrak is on the board of directors of the New York Philharmonic. She breeds and shows champion poodles, including Westminster Champion Ch. Ale Kai Mikimoto on Fifth. Ms. LeFrak is married to Richard LeFrak, president of the the LeFrak Organization. They have two sons, Harrison and James, and split their time between Manhattan and Southampton, where they live with their flock of poodles. An accomplished pianist, Karen just wrote the music for her first ballet entitled Cake, about Marie Antionette. Karen will donate her proceeds from the book to American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. Marcin Baranski illustrated Jake the Philharmonic Dog. He has also illustrated for Cosmopolitan. He lives in Poland with his wife and two sons.