Swan Lake

Swan Lake

by Rachel Isadora
     
 

One of the classic ballets, Swan Lake is based on the legend of a beautiful maiden turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer. Now, all the drama, mystery, and enchantment of the swan-maiden's tale come alive in impressionistic paintings of ballerinas that capture the movement of dance. "Excellent."--Publishers Weekly. Full color.See more details below

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One of the classic ballets, Swan Lake is based on the legend of a beautiful maiden turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer. Now, all the drama, mystery, and enchantment of the swan-maiden's tale come alive in impressionistic paintings of ballerinas that capture the movement of dance. "Excellent."--Publishers Weekly. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Isadora's (At the Crossroads ; Ben's Trumpet ) adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet gently blends the artistry of dance into this most romantic of scenarios. Graceful swans arc down toward the water under the watchful eyes of Siegfried; on the next spread they appear as a line of beautiful ballerinas shimmering in poised symmetry. Deep, liquid watercolors provide a brooding backdrop to the radiant maidens as they dance under the moon. The dark purples, blues and greens of the night sky are sharply cut by the orange streak of the rising sun, and instantly the maidens are returned to their sorrowful fate. The author's experience as a ballerina evidenced by the carefully rendered dance positions assumed by the characters, and would-be ballerinas will no doubt study them eagerly to emulate the replendant mystery of the story. Isadora eloquently demonstrates the interpretive power of dance, making this book an excellent introduction to the beauty of the ballet. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399217302
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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