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Ballerina Swan
by Allegra Kent
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 9 x 11 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823429066 | 07-01-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Animals/Fiction, Determination, Girl Interest, Music, Song & Theater
Recommendations: A, H, K*, LMC, SLJ*

CCSS Codes:
1: RL.3, 7

About the Book
From her pond in the city park, Sophie, a swan, loves to watch the dancers in Madam Myrtle's Studio. She longs to join them; but Madam shoos her away. Then one day a much jollier teacher, Miss Willow, comes to class. Although Sophie is feathered, winged, and webbed, Miss Willow permits her to stay. When the school performs Swan Lake, the part of the swan seems perfect for Sophie—but she can only hope she'll make the cast.

Two great artists, prima ballerina Allegra Kent and Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully, have created an inspiring character who, in spite of great obstacles, works hard to pursue her passion . . . and realize her dream!


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★"An enchanting tale for all, especially for lovers of ballet. Read the story, play the music and applaud."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“A renowned ballerina and a Caldecott Medalist combine humor and the rewards of hard work in this tale of a swan that dreams of dancing in a ballet.”—Shelf Talker, Shelf Awareness