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Readers are invited to join Tilly for her special birthday treat as she discovers the bustle and excitement behind the scenes at a real ballet performance. From backstage warm-ups, to a trip to the dressing room, to an unexpected wardrobe change-Tilly is just like a real ballerina. The only thing that could make her day even more thrilling? The chance to shine on stage! This charming story captures the delight and anticipation of attending an actual ballet, and makes a perfect ...

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Overview

Readers are invited to join Tilly for her special birthday treat as she discovers the bustle and excitement behind the scenes at a real ballet performance. From backstage warm-ups, to a trip to the dressing room, to an unexpected wardrobe change-Tilly is just like a real ballerina. The only thing that could make her day even more thrilling? The chance to shine on stage! This charming story captures the delight and anticipation of attending an actual ballet, and makes a perfect gift for every aspiring ballerina.

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PreS-Gr 3- A young ballerina attends a performance of Sleeping Beauty and receives a special birthday surprise. Tilly and her mother arrive early at the theater and meet up with Aunt Gina, a ballerina, who takes the girl backstage to stretch with the dancers, apply makeup, and even wear a pink fairy costume. Aunt Gina escorts her onto the stage where she marvels at the lights and scenery. Tilly joins her mother in the audience as the orchestra warms up and holds her breath in anticipation of the performance. She is captivated by the show and is especially proud of her Aunt Gina, who dances the lead role. Aunt Gina calls Tilly on stage at her curtain call and announces that it is the child's birthday. They dance and twirl and Tilly curtsies to the applauding audience as the orchestra plays "Happy Birthday." Geras's story imparts a great deal of information about ballet for beginning readers, and McNicholas's cheery illustrations clearly depict the costumes, the performance, and the theater.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI

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It's a dream come true for a little birthday girl whose aunt is the prima ballerina of Sleeping Beauty. There's a pre-performance backstage tour, orchestra seats for the performance and after the curtain comes down, a call to the stage from her aunt to dance and twirl and flit and float in front of a very appreciative audience. Tilly previously appeared in Time for Ballet (2004) as a cat in a school recital. Geras conveys the thrill of attending a live performance from a little girl's eyes, but the watercolor illustrations are too washed out to convey the true drama of the fairy-tale ballet. And why does Tilly's father wait outside the theater to take Mom and her home? Little ballerinas may enjoy the story, but it is too bland to be anything more than an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803732377
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/13/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Adèle Geras married in 1967 and moved to Manchester, where she still lives with her husband and two daughters. She taught French at a girls' grammar school and started writing in 1973.

Her first book Tea at Mrs. Manderby's was published by Hamish Hamilton Children's Books in 1976.

Adèle particularly enjoys writing for young adults — her books explore relationships between people and strong emotions without losing sight of the need for a strong narrative line. For younger children she often injects an element of fantasy. Ozzy, the cat who narrates the Fantora Family Files has become one of Adèle's favourite characters and she says "he is seriously thinking of writing another book soon."

Adèle also writes poetry which has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She is a voracious reader, a "fanatical" knitter and a lifelong movie-goer.

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