Becoming a Ballerina

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Becoming a Ballerina by Lise Friedman
Hardcover $18.99

Oct 11, 2012 | 48 Pages | 7-9 years

  • Hardcover $18.99

    Oct 11, 2012 | 48 Pages | 7-9 years

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"A feast for the eye for all readers. . . . Ballet lovers will relish the behind-the-scenes look at this land of enchantment." — Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating book for young ballet students and a fresh introduction to that perennial favorite, The Nutcracker." — Booklist

"Ballet lovers and wannabe performers will enjoy this backstage look at a young dancer’s journey . . . A lively look at a production for aspiring dancers."
School Library Journal

"Friedman . . . has an endless store of delicious details and insights. Dowdle’s photographs, the result of extraordinary access to the production, immerse readers in the hard work of rehearsals and backstage life." — Publishers Weekly

"Young dancers will be entranced by the fascinating details of rehearsals, costuming, and staging, while Nutcracker fans will treasure this intimate view of a beloved holiday tradition." — The Horn Book

Becoming a Ballerina, geared for ages 7 and up, paints a vivid portrait of Wada-Gill’s artistic life, the years of balancing intensive dance training with homework demands and social activities.” — The Boston Globe

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