Angelina at the Palace

Angelina at the Palace

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by Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig
     
 

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Angelina has been invited by her teacher Miss Lilly to dance at the Royal Palace in Mouseland! Anxious to impress the King and Queen and their three perfect princesses, poor Angelina tries very hard to please everyone and put on the perfect show. But things don’t seem to be going her way . . . until the dancing begins. Angelina proves to be the perfect

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Angelina has been invited by her teacher Miss Lilly to dance at the Royal Palace in Mouseland! Anxious to impress the King and Queen and their three perfect princesses, poor Angelina tries very hard to please everyone and put on the perfect show. But things don’t seem to be going her way . . . until the dancing begins. Angelina proves to be the perfect teacher for the princesses, and together they perform a magical fairy ballet for a cheering crowd.

With Helen Craig’s charming full-color illustrations, Angelina—along with her cousin Henry and Miss Lilly—will have young dancers twirling with delight.

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Children's Literature
Miss Lilly is to help the princesses prepare for a dance at the Royal Palace of Mouseland, and Angelina is excited when she is asked to be an assistant. Cousin Henry begs to be included, and they are all in awe as they approach the magnificent castle. Angelina is impressed when she meets the beautiful princesses at a grand dinner. She tries to be like them, but she is so nervous she spills soup on her dress. The little ballerina mouse decides she is not worthy to be a helper and plans to tell Miss Lilly she wants to go home. However, the next morning Miss Lilly is in bed with a cold and tells Angelina she must do the whole job herself. Angelina is upset but asks Henry to be her assistant, and they set off to the Grand Ballroom. As Angelina works with the young princesses, she realizes they are not perfect either. Angelina teaches them the Fairy Island ballet and it is a grand success. The sparkle and grandeur of the Royal Palace are captured in the illustrations of Angelina's exploits. 2005, Viking/Penguin, Ages 3 to 7.
—Carolyn Mott Ford
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-In this installment in the series, the young mouse's dance teacher invites her and Cousin Henry to the Royal Palace of Mouseland, and when Miss Lilly falls ill, Angelina must teach the three young princesses a special dance. The story is simple and a bit facile. Although the language is uninspired, it provides a good backdrop for Craig's artistic expression. The artist revels in the sumptuousness of mouse palace decor and lavishes her talent on turrets, ballrooms, and bedchambers, not to mention knights in full armor and costumes and scenery for the princesses' performance. Like its predecessors, Angelina at the Palace will evoke sighs of delight from young ballet enthusiasts.-Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780141381268
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
09/01/2005

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