Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

by Michaela DePrince, Elaine Deprince


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385755146
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 50,797
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Michaela DePrince graduated from the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis school in New York, and is a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet. She travels between Amsterdam and New York City, where she lives with her family.

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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This memoir is amazing and anyone at any age will really enjoy it. It is an easy read but the life stories will inspire anyone that decides to pick up this book. Michaela's struggles and story that her and her mother wrote about so far is unbelievable. I am a dancer myself and being able to connect to some parts makes it even more intriguing. This is 100% a five star novel and I definitely recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This amazing story of how a young war orpan, Mabiniy, finds a loving family after hard times and finds her way to fame. Micheala Deprince has completely changed the corse of my life, myself fresh from the age of 10, and have a certain fondnesss for ballet. Just as Mickeala's ballerina was the one she had found on the magazine carried by the wind that day, I have found that Mickeala is my ballerinea, whom I have found simply by my love of litreture. I hereby beg you stranger, make a decision that will impact your life forever, and please read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and semi-sweet. Your soul will want to soar right along with Michaela. Well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a dancer and a teen, and I HIGHLY recomend this book! Great for teen girls and women any age to enjoy this inspiring book! 10/10 Well Done.
SpecialKKW More than 1 year ago
Michaela's story is very inspiring. It reinforces the saying, "If you can see and believe, you can achieve."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this was an excellent book to read . OF COURSE IM A huge fan of Ballet. Very heart touching and sad but very exciting as well