It’s been twenty-five years since Angelina danced her way into the hearts of young ballerinas, and she’s still going strong. A true modern classic, Angelina continues to be adored by her legions of fans. Celebrate her twenty-fifth anniversary with this special edition of the original book that started it all. Featuring a lavish jacket that’s as sparkly as one of Angelina’s costumes, this book is the perfect way to commemorate her anniversary.
About the Author
Katharine Holabird’s first Angelina Ballerina book was published in 1983. After graduating from the Francis Parker School in Chicago, Katharine attended Bennington College in Vermont. She received a B.A. in Literature from Bennington in 1969, and then worked as a literary editor at the college for a year. The following year she went to Italy, where she became a freelance journalist. In 1974, Katharine married and moved with her husband, Michael Haggiag, to London, England where she lives today with her family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the story of Angelina who loves to dance more than anything. She'd rather dance than clean her room or do homework. Her parents finally decide to enroll Angelina in dance school and she gets to dance until her hearts content.
This children's book is an introduction to Angelina, a little mouseling that loves to dance. She is constantly dancing, even when she should be cleaning her room, helping her mother, or studying in school. Her mother and father surprise her by signing her up for ballet lessons. The book tells how she practices and finally achieves her dream to be a prima ballerina.The story is charming for young children, reinforcing the message that they can grow up to be what they dream if they work hard at it. The pictures are lovely ink and watercolor with rich details of the quaint home and village that Angelina lives in. Elementary school children, especially girls, will enjoy this book.This book is the first of a large series with the same characters. It is a good mid-beginner book or a good read-aloud book. A teacher could use this book to introduce the series and then encourage interested students to read the rest of the series by themselves. Since each book in the series is stand-alone, it does not matter in which order they are presented after this first book is read.