The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

Written by: Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Rebecca Guay, Rebecca Guay-Mitchell

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Readers are drawn into the fascinating world of dance with this beautifully illustrated anthology of tales from some of the world's most famous ballets, including "Swan Lake, The Nutcracker," and "Sleeping Beauty." Full color.
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Andrew
I love Jane Yolen, BUT....she put too much verbiage into each of the storylines of the ballets, though she does provide backstories before the 5 or so page print versions (with less pictures) of the ballets' plot (with dialogue...not common in ballet), including mentioning famous dancers, composers, tidbits. The 'limited' illustrations are beautifully done...mentions the most recognizable ballets in history: Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Shin Chung (one of the most iconic ballets I love Jane Yolen, BUT....she put too much verbiage into each of the storylines of the ballets, though she does provide backstories before the 5 or so page print versions (with less pictures) of the ballets' plot (with dialogue...not common in ballet), including mentioning famous dancers, composers, tidbits. The 'limited' illustrations are beautifully done...mentions the most recognizable ballets in history: Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Shin Chung (one of the most iconic ballets internationally to meld Ballet with Asian dance, cool), Sleeping Beauty and Daphnis and Chloe...
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