Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story

Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story

by Lise Friedman, Mary Dowdle

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The perfect holiday gift for every young ballet lover.

Go backstage at the ballet with real-life thirteen-year-old dancer Fiona. Dozens of gorgeous, full-color photographs welcome readers into Fiona's world, as she goes from auditions, to rehearsals, to opening night playing Clara, the lead child's role in Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker. Experience the nerves, the hard work, and ultimately the thrill of performing on the big stage with a professional company. This is a beautiful holiday gift that young dancers will cherish all year round.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101652534
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 31 MB
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Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Lise Friedman is the author, in collaboration with photographer Mary Dowdle, of the Junior Library Guild selection Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story. She is a former dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and the coauthor of Letters to Juliet, which inspired the 2010 film of the same title. She is also the author of a number of other dance books for young readers. She is an adjunct professor at New York University's Gallatin School and was editor of the award winning quarterly Dance Ink and the dance writer for Microsoft's New York Sidewalk, a website focused on arts and culture. Lise lives in New York City.

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Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
edrockangel More than 1 year ago
The author chose a beautiful girl to interview. The pictures that in the book are mesmerizing. All the auditions, costumes and everything else is described in great detail. This is such a wonderful book. My whole family spent hours reading this and looking at the pictures. This is the perfect book for little ballerinas. This is, truly, the greatest book of its kind and I would recommend it to anybody! Such a great addition to the Barnes and Noble library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect book for anyone interested in understanding the process of becoming a ballerina. The photography is absolutely beautiful and the story of Fiona's struggles and accomplishments is a more realistic presentation than in most books. Becoming a ballerina takes a lot of work and sacrifice. This book illustrates the whole endeavor from Fiona's perspective, but doesn't scrimp on photographs of the Nutcracker production. I'd recommend the book for any child interested in the performing arts. As a parent, I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a ballernia and it was great to see what ir is like at a different dance sudtio