This first installment of the Drina series, a collection of books first published in England in 1957, expresses all the wistfulness and determination of a devoted balletomane as she struggles for her place at the barre and in the world of dance. From her earliest years, orphan Drina has loved movement and dance, but her grandmother-guardian has always discouraged her. When Drina enters a new school, and meets a girl named Jenny, her yearnings are more intense than ever. Jenny, who dislikes ballet, studies at the Selswick School, and only by lobbying hard does Drina, too, start lessons. By the time the story ends, readers learn the source of Drina's grandmother's hesitation, melodramatic and satisfying for all its incredibility. Drina's old-fashioned willfulness and her desire to dance will be joyfully embraced by ballet fans. Ages 8-12.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1974. Illustrated Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: NO DUST JACKET. 1st Thus. VG, Shelfwear, bumping, indentations, mild spine lean, label residue to front free endpaper, browning/NO DUST JACKET. No. 1 in Collins Ballet Library. Expanded condition report/photo on request. Bookseller Inventory # 032821
Book Description Collins Ballet Library, London, 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. Hardback: laminated colour pictorial boards, spine tips slightly bumped, paper browning, name and address on front endpaper, else vg. 8vo, 160pp. No 1 in the Drina ballet series. Bookseller Inventory # 13F143
Book Description Collins Ballet Library, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. reprint hardback book in good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, clean cream pages with darker edges, tight binding and unmarked pictorial board covers. Drina is desperate to be a ballet dancer, but her granny is determined that she have nothing to do with the world. However Drina does eventually win, and we learn more about her past, her legacy, her legendary ballet dancer mother, and her travels around the world – as well as her learning to be a ballet dancer – throughout the series. Please ignore abe's shipping estimate - based on a 1 kg book - as this weighs less and I will reduce shipping during checkout. Bookseller Inventory # EST005
Book Description Collins, London, 1974. Pictorial Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Thus. Nice copy, tight binding, name in front. Size: 18cm. Bookseller Inventory # 013250
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # DZ-1YGE-O8LZ
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002335939