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Ballerina Swan

Allegra Kent, Emily Arnold Mccully (Illustrator)


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From her pond in the city park, Sophie, a swan, loves to watch the dancers in Madam Myrtle's Studio. She longs to join them, but Madam shoos her away. Then one day a much jollier teacher, Miss Willow, comes to class. Although Sophie is feathered, winged, and webbed, Miss Willow permits her to stay. When the school performs Swan Lake, the part of the swan seems perfect for Sophie--but she can only hope she'll make the cast. Two great artists have created an inspiring character who, in spite of obstacles, pursues her passion and realizes her dream.

Holiday House, 9780823423736, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012

About the Author

Allegra Kent is one of New York City's most celebrated ballerinas. She danced many roles created for her by George Balanchine, as well as the role of Odette in Swan Lake. Ms. Kent has written three books for adults. This is her first book for children.

Emily Arnold McCully has won many prestigious awards, including the Caldecott Medal. She draws upon her passion for ballet as well as her masterful artistic skills to create paintings with elegant cityscapes, expressive gestures, and an exquisite swan.