It's Angelina's birthday and there's going to be a party. But when Angelina breaks her bicycle while racing her best friend, Alice, she thinks the day will be ruined. Angelina is upset, but her parents encourage her to save up for a new one by doing jobs for people in the village. The day of the party arrives and Angelina gets a wonderful birthday surprise – a brand-new bicycle!
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The writing is crisp and clear, the illustrations detailed with a lovely sense of movement and emotion ( Guardian)
Angelina is a magical character who fulfils every little girl's dreams ( Darcey Bussell, OBE)
Katharine Holabird grew up in Chicago, USA, where she remembers dancing around the house with her three sisters, just like Angelina. She went to Bennington College in Vermont and then spent three years as a journalist in Italy, before moving to England. She wrote her first Angelina book, Angelina Ballerina, in 1982. Katharine has three grown-up children and lives in London with her husband. Helen Craig was born in London, but grew up in the country. She became an apprentice photographer aged sixteen and went on to set up her own studio, as well as working as a freelance potter and sculptor. Helen has illustrated over sixty children's books and her magical illustrations for the Angelina Ballerina series are famous around the world. Helen has a grown-up son, and lives in Cambridge.
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Book Description Viking/Puffin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140568719
Book Description Viking/Puffin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140568719