The Scarlet Stockings: The Enchanted Riddle

The Scarlet Stockings: The Enchanted Riddle

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As an infant, Daphne was abandoned on the doorstep of an all-girls school. Now, at thirteen, she longs to discover the truth about her past and to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a prima ballerina. When a book containing a tantalizing riddle and a magical pair of stockings arrive, her dreams of glory and fame are suddenly within her grasp. Daphne is poised to win an audition for the Ballet Splendide in Paris. But will the magic be enough to help her overcome her childhood demons of loneliness and insecurity? This irresistible story is brought to life with black-and-white interior illustrations and a beautiful jacket enhanced with foil.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 149.86 x 180.34 x 38.1mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525478248
  • 9780525478249
  • 1,506,035

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172 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 35% (61)
4 24% (41)
3 26% (44)
2 10% (18)
1 5% (8)

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Daphne was left in the care of an orphanage when she was just a baby, and has lived there for thirteen years. She dreams of becoming a prima ballerina, but without lessons or money, her dreams are far off. But then one day she receives a book containing a mysterious riddle and all the information she'd ever want to know about ballet. As she hones her skills and enters the seemingly magical world of dance, she'll find that she's up against more than she bargained for -- bitter competition and hatred from the other dancers. Daphne's insecurities begin to overwhelm her, but she has something that no one else has: the magic of her book and stockings. This book is a delightful read that anyone of any age can enjoy. Combining the best of historical fiction and magic, Kandel has created an engaging and suspenseful read. Though Daphne can sometimes act surprisingly mean, she is a lovable character and her story is one that will mesmerize. There's never a dull moment in this first installment, and it will certainly leave you wanting more. Overall, the author has crafted a good, wholesome read.show more
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