The Tanya Treasury

The Tanya Treasury

by Patricia Lee Gauch, Satomi Ichikawa
     
 

Tanya has danced her way into our hearts over and over again, and what better way to celebrate her (and little dancers everywhere) than with a treasury. Finally, we have three beloved Tanya books together: Dance, Tanya, where we meet Tanya for the first time, Tanya and Emily in a Dance for Two, where Tanya makes a new dancing friend, and the beautiful Presenting… See more details below

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Tanya has danced her way into our hearts over and over again, and what better way to celebrate her (and little dancers everywhere) than with a treasury. Finally, we have three beloved Tanya books together: Dance, Tanya, where we meet Tanya for the first time, Tanya and Emily in a Dance for Two, where Tanya makes a new dancing friend, and the beautiful Presenting Tanya, the Ugly Duckling, where Tanya makes her debut on the stage.

This special gift edition, which includes all three books in their entirety, also features a ribbon marker and a note from the author. A great gift for recitals, and perfect for all ballet enthusiasts, or for anyone who loves one.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The world is full of little girls who want to become ballerinas. Tanya is one of these little girls, and in this trio of stories we read about her adventures in the world of ballet. It is perhaps not altogether surprising that Tanya is eager to be a dancer as her big sister Elise goes to ballet lessons. To her great delight, little Tanya is soon going to lessons herself. It isn't long before she discovers that being a dancer is hard work, very hard work. With great sensitivity, the author follows Tanya's slightly bumpy journey of self-discovery. Tanya discovers that mastering the steps is not enough. One has to feel the movement and be the role. Satomi Ichikawa's delicate and beautiful watercolor illustrations carry us forward as the awkward little girl learns how to leap and twirl, how to change from an ugly duckling into a swan, and how to learn from her teachers and fellow students. In the story, "Presenting Tanya the Ugly Duckling," Tanya's story is told in conjunction with the story of the ugly duckling. We soon see that Tanya is not unlike an ugly duckling, trying to find her place and not being quite sure of herself. Beautifully crafted and paced, this last story in the treasury makes us want to read more about this determined and charming girl who wants to fly through the air in a pair of pink slippers. 2002, Philomel Books/Penguin Putnam,
— Marya Jansen-Gruber

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399239526
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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