The thrill of a young girl's first ballet lesson is captured in the story of Rosie who, with her brand new pale pink slippers, enters her class and begins the steps to achieve her dream of becoming a real ballerina.
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Susan Hampshire is a well-known actress and writer in England. She has just been awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to the theater. She lives in London, England.
Maria Teresa Meloni is the illustrator of Old Father Christmas by Berlie Doherty. She lives in Baltimore, MD.From Publishers Weekly:
Meloni's luminous portraits of exuberant children entice readers into this sweet and spirited picture book about a girl's first ballet lesson. Outfitted in her brand-new pink slippers and leotard, Rosie joins a diverse, multicultural class of eager boys and girls as they learn sautes and plies under the watchful eye of Madame. By lesson's end, Rosie has learned many ballet basics and, more importantly, had a great time. Hampshire, a British author and actress who trained as a dancer, plays up the joy of movement in her kid-like descriptions of dance positions and steps. Students point their toes "like sharp pencils," hold their skirts out "like butterflies" and stand with backs "straight as ironing boards." Skipping, jumping and "dancing like animals" are also part of Madame's fun-filled methods. Meloni's (Old Father Christmas) illustrations skillfully capture the text's playful mood and the children's boisterous energy, as well as a few tender scenes of what appears to be grace-in-progress. Young readers will take away a healthy dollop of nuts-and-bolts ballet terminology and intensified enthusiasm for dance. Ages 4-7.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060265043