Angelina Ballerina

Angelina Ballerina

By (author) Katharine Holabird , Illustrated by Helen Craig

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Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants more than anything else to become a ballerina. She dances all the time - even when she's supposed to be doing chores or getting ready for school. Her parents are in despair. Then, one day they think of a plan that changes Angelina's life and makes her the happiest mouse in the world.

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  • Board book | 12 pages
  • 150 x 178 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • 02 Aug 2007
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations throughout
  • 0141383550
  • 9780141383552
  • 42,416

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Katharine Holabird went to Bennington College in Vermont, USA, and spent three years as a journalist in Italy. She has been writing the Angelina books since 1983 and now lives in London with her family. Helen Craig is one of the UK's most successful children's book illustrators. She became an apprentice photographer aged sixteen and went on to set up her own studio. Helen has illustrated over sixty children's books. She lives in Cambridge.

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The writing is crisp and clear, the illustrations detailed with a lovely sense of movement and emotion Guardian Angelina is a magical character who fulfils every little girl's dreams Darcey Bussell, OBE

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Essential

'Angelina Ballerina' is an essential and classic book for any little girl's bookshelf. The illustrations and storyline are wonderful for children from 6 months onwards. I would recommend that this book is purchased in board book format for little hands.show more
by Diana Boswarva