Pirouette : An Ensemble of Ballet Stories

3.37 (24 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$9.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


This carefully chosen selection of 15 stories covers all aspects of a ballet dancer's life - from the trauma of audition and the agonies of training and rehearsals to the glory of live performance - against a backdrop of friendship, rivalry, disappointment and success. There are contributions from famous ballerinas as well as from popular authors. This wide-ranging collection will appeal to all ballet and dance fans.The stories included are: "Samantha and Lizinka" by Susan Clement Farrar; "Rehearsal Revenge" by Jahnna N. Malcolm; "Pulling Up the Old Socks" by Lynn Seymour; "Lucy Jane and the Russian Ballet" by Susan Hampshire; "Ugly Feet Are Beautiful" by James David Landis; "Summer Camp" by Cynthia Voigt; "The Greatest" by Michelle Magorian; "Wartime Ballet" by Margot Fonteyn; "The Swan Mother" by Jean Richardson; "A Proper Little Nooryeff" by Jean Ure; "And Olly Did Too" by Jamila Gavin; "Grace" by Harriet Castor; "The Trouble with Salvatore" by Rumer Godden; "Maybe Next Year" by Amy Hest; and, "Pauline Learns a Lesson" by Noel Streatfeild.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753416301
  • 9780753416303

About Harriet Castor

Harriet Castor was just thirteen when the first of her Fat Puss novels was published. She went on to become a children's book editor and now writes full time, for both children and adults. A real ballet enthusiast, having trained at a ballet school until her late teens, Harriet is the author of the popular Ballerinas series. She lives in Oxfordshire.show more

Rating details

24 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 17% (4)
4 29% (7)
3 33% (8)
2 17% (4)
1 4% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X