The Ballet Class

The Ballet Class

  • Paperback
By (author) Adele Geras , Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas


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Join Tilly and her dancing friends as they take their first ballet steps. 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 perfect book for any budding ballerina.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 244 x 268 x 6mm | 222.26g
  • 05 Aug 2004
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • London
  • full colour
  • 1843624133
  • 9781843624134
  • 12,151

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Author Information

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, Little Ballet Star and My Ballet Dream for Orchard. Her highly acclaimed Troy (Scholastic) was shortlisted for The Whitbread Prize. A great deal of her poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies. Adele lives in Cambridge with her husband. Shelagh McNicholas grew up in Liverpool. Apart from a short time spent teaching life drawing, Shelagh has always worked as an illustrator. The Ballet Class was Shelagh's first picture book for Orchard. Her realistic and endearing illustrations perfectly complement the story of Tilly and her ambitions to become a top ballerina. \n \nShelagh 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'. \n \nShelagh lives in Liverpool with her daughter.

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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 Librarian

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