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    DescriptionLaura Lee combines the mesmerising stories of the world's great ballets with fun facts, dancing tips, ballet history and photograps. Form 'Swan Lake' and 'The nutcracker' to 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Sleeping Beauty', here are the stories.

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    A Child's Introduction to Ballet
    The Stories, Music and Magic of Classical Dance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laura Lee, Illustrated by Meredith Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 255 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 753 g
    ISBN 13: 9781579126995
    ISBN 10: 1579126995

    BIC E4L: MUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.1
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AH
    BIC subject category V2: YNC
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    B&T General Subject: 214
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    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Libri: I-C4
    B&T Book Type: EN
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    BIC subject category V2: YNDB
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF039020
    BIC children’s book marketing category: C4M79
    LC classification: GV1787.5 .L44 2007
    Thema V1.0: YNDB
    Illustrations note
    100 full colour illustrations
    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    30 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Listen while you learn about the world's greatest ballets, dancers, choreographers, and composers! Why do ballet dancers stand like ducks? ("Page 13") How high can the greatest ballet dancers leap? ("Page 27") What famous ballet company was originally made up of orphans? ("Page 32") Which very popular ballet was a complete FLOP when it was first performed? ("Page 37") Name three ballets featuring toys that come to life. ("Page 55") Which ballet music sounds as if it was written for stomping giants rather than pretty ballerinas? ("Page 58") Which famous ballet dancer did a duet with Miss Piggy on "The Muppet Show"? ("Page 81") Enjoy stories of the world's great ballets, listen to the music that brings them to life--and find out lots of fun facts along the way--in this entertaining and colorful book for young dancers and dance-lovers at every level.
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    Welcome to the magical world of ballet! In this book you'll experience dance in a whole new way--by listening and learning at the same time. You'll read about the history of ballet and its most famous dancers, composers, and choreographers. You'll find out a little bit about the different ballet steps and positions (and get a chance to try them yourself). And best of all, you'll read the wonderful stories of the world's greatest ballets, and, as the stories unfold, you can listen to pieces of music from some of them. Soon, you will be a ballet expert! From The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to Rodeo, Fancy Free, and Peter and the Wolf, all of the world's most popular and beloved ballets are included here, illustrated with beautiful watercolors that you will want to return to again and again. Enjoy the stories (and the stories behind): La Sylphide Giselle Coppelia Don Quioxote Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty The Nutcracker Dying Swan Firebird Petrouchka The Rite of Spring Peter and the Wolf Romeo and Juliet Rodeo Fancy Free Circus Polka Cinderella Daphnis and Choloe and more!