The Ballet Class

The Ballet Class

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Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The first book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 244 x 268 x 6mm | 222.26g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour
  • 1843624133
  • 9781843624134
  • 12,945

About Adele Geras

Award-winning author Adele Geras spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. To date Adele has written over 100 books for children, including the bestselling 'The Ballet Class' for Orchard and the highly acclaimed 'Troy' (Scholastic) which was shortlisted for The Whitbread Prize. A great deal of her poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies. She lives just outside Cambridge with her husband. Shelagh McNicholas was born and grew up in Liverpool. She went on to study at Kingston University where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design & Illustration. Apart from a short time spent teaching life drawing, Shelagh has always worked as an illustrator as well as being a full time mum to her daughter, Molly. 'The Ballet Class' written by Adele Geras, was Shelagh's first picture book for Orchard Books. Her realistic and endearing illustrations perfectly complement the story of Tilly and her ambitions to become a top ballerina. Shelagh is passionate about drawing and is happiest with her sketchbook and pencils. Her favourite subject is her daughter and it was her sketches of Molly as a ballerina that inspired her illustrations for 'The Ballet Class'. Shelagh lives in Surrey with her more

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A perfect picture book for budding ballerinas School Librarian The illustrations are a delight. A charming book, perfect for any young ballerina Bookfest This is a book full of charming evocation of everyday life, rich in the magic of minor detail. Books for Keeps This book will delight any child just starting ballet. Shelagh McNicholas' exuberant and expressive illustrations add to the fun - the children's movements are captured beautifully. Carousel A perfect picture book for budding ballerinas. School Librarianshow more