Angelina Ballerina

Angelina Ballerina


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In an encore performance, Angelina Ballerina returns in this refreshed picture book from acclaimed author Katharine Holabird and celebrated artist Helen Craig!

Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants nothing more than to be a ballerina. She dances all the time—at home, at school, even in her dreams! In fact, she’s so busy dancing that she forgets all about the other things she’s supposed to do, like cleaning her room and joining her family for breakfast!

Her parents don’t know what to do—especially after her arabesques in the kitchen knock over the milk! Then one day they come up with an idea that will change Angelina’s life forever...

With Katharine Holabird’s lively writing and Helen Craig’s charming illustrations, the original story, now refreshed and re-released, will continue keeping a whole new generation of young ballerinas leaping with delight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534451513
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Angelina Ballerina Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 25,750
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Katharine Holabird grew up in a family of architects and artists in Chicago. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters. She wrote the first Angelina Ballerina at the kitchen table with her daughters twirling around her. Katharine has three grown children and three grandchildren, and now lives in New York City with her husband.

Helen Craig has illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the Angelina Ballerina books. She lives in England.

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Angelina Ballerina 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
here i am at 21 and i still can't help myself from looking up one of my all time favorite children classics. i loved this book when i was 5 or 6 and someday my daughter too will love it. its a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was little I would bring this book EVERYWHERE! To my grandpa's, my babysitter's, all over the house, school, anywere. I had my mom read it to me every night. You really should read this series to any little girls you konw. They will adore it forever, I know I have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a teenager who still loves this series. I haven't been able to find this set of books anywhere for the past few years. I babysit a lot and most of the little girls that i read them to enjoy the books as much as me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and Angelina and the Princess for a friend's daughter's 4th birthday and she absolutely loves it! They read them every night before bed. These books are beautifully illustrated. I will be buying more of these books for other little girls as well. Might even buy a set for myself, they are really beautiful.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
This story is and has been a treat for many children, who not only dream of becoming a ballerina but have a passion they would love to pursue. Angelina is a sweet little mouse who can only think about dancing. Everywhere she goes, her steps turn into spins and leaps. Unfortunately, this does cause some problems, at times, and small chaotic messes. When her parents enroll her in ballet classes, Angelina has found her place and her dancing along with it. The is such a lovely book and as relevant for children today as it was over thirty years ago. The tale grabs attention as Angelina follows her feet and heart and brings giggles as some moments don't work out as well as they might. Angelina is a mouse with energy and passion, so much so that it's contagious. It only takes a little redirection, and not only do Angelina's dreams come true, but the rest of her life falls into a little more order as well. It's inspiring and a joy to read. The illustrations are still from Helen Craig and carry the love and emotion as Angelina Ballerina deserves. A little more traditional, they carry a beauty which is often no longer found in picture books and is sure to entice young listeners. I, myself, enjoyed flipping through them a few times and simply enjoying Angelina's story that way. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.
awidmer06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyAge Appropriateness: PrimaryReview: This book is a good example of fantasy because the story is believable but is not one that would happen in reality, since the characters are personified mice. Angelina is a pretty little mouse who has a dream to become a famous ballerina. Instead of dancing all over the house, her father puts her in ballet lessons and she ends up becoming a world famous ballerina. Media: This book is a good example of pencil media because the artwork and pictures are outlined and filled in with various types and color pencils. This allows for more variety in shades, blending, textures, and dimensions. The pencils enhance the picture and brings more life to the text. Characterization: Angelina is a round character because she is a pretty little mouse who wants to become a ballerina more than anything else. She dances all the time and forgets to finish her chores. Soon, she changes in a positive way as she begins ballet lessons. Readers are able to relate to Angelina and watch her character develop throughout the story.
lleighton05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Critique: Genre: This story contains a mouse who wants to be a ballerina. It could never occur in real life because the mice dress, talk, dance, and act like real humans. However, the author uses the mice to express feelings and problems that real humans (children) may have so that they can relate to the mice. Character: The character of Angelina is developed through her conversations with her parents, and through her actions. She is a round character because the reader is able to get inside her head and understand what she is thinking and feeling. She helps the plot because she is the main character and is someone children can relate to.Media: watercolor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased as a gift for a friend who bears the title character's name!
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pgcook More than 1 year ago
A great book for all the little ballerinas in your life. It tells the story of a little mouse who just wants to dance but has to learn that there is a time and a place for dancing and that with hard work you can make your dreams come true. My girls love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago