Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

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Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball?
Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box and is whisked off into the world of the Cinderella ballet. But will Ella Bella be able to help Cinderella meet her perfect Prince Charming?
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 226 x 320 x 4mm | 227g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Full colour
  • 1846169275
  • 9781846169274
  • 36,361

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(back cover) Theaters are enchanted places and Ella Bella's ballet lessons at the old theater have a magic all their own... As soon as the tune from a mysterious music box begins to play, Ella Bella finds herself dancing into the world of the "Cinderella " ballet. But can Ella Bella help Cinderella attend the royal ball? Discover the magic of famous ballets in the charming Ella Bella Ballerina books, created by the popular children's author and illustrator James Mayhew. Another book in this series is " Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty, "also available from Barron's. (front flap) Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella Written and Illustrated by James Mayhew Ella Bella loves Madame Rosa's ballet class, which is held at an old theater that seems touched by magic. One day, when Ella loses one of her slippers, Madame Rosa lends her another pair for dancing--and is then reminded of Cinderella and her story of the lost slipper. Madame Rosa recounts the tale to her students, and Ella Bella listens with heightened interest. When their day's lesson is over, Ella lingers at the theater, then opens Madame Rosa's magical music box and listens as it plays melodies from the Cinderella ballet. Suddenly, Cinderella's fairy godmother appears, and Ella Bella is transported into the beloved story of Cinderella. This delightful book's final page describes the ballet Cinderella, with music by the great Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev. (back flap) ABOUT THE AUTHOR James Mayhew was born in Blundeston, a tiny village in Suffolk, England. Today he lives with his wife and son in Letchworth Garden City, England. The author and illustrator of many popular children's books, James Mayhew claims that he began writing so that he would have something to illustrate. He is also the author of " Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty, " published in North America by Barron's.
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Perfect for early readers. * Child Care * A lovely story, beautifully illustrated. * Bournemouth Daily Echo * A charming story. * School Librarian * This budding book will delight all budding dance enthusiasts. * Books For Keeps * Recommended for ages three and up. * Independent * These stories have everything to delight dreamy little girls and the artwork has a sophisticated retro appeal * The Bookseller * A magical reworking of the traditional Cinderella tale ... will delight all budding dance enthusiasts ... Deft ethereal pictures detail the happenings throughout * Books For Keeps * Engaging and enchanting * The Bookbag * Perfect for early readers * Child Care Magazine *
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About James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and small son.

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200 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 35% (70)
4 34% (67)
3 25% (50)
2 6% (12)
1 0% (1)
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