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Swan : The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

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The world is big. Anna is small. The snow is everywhere and all around. But one night ...One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain. So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Beautiful, inspirational, and triumphant, Anna Pavlova's life is masterfully captured in this exquisite picture book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 52 pages
  • 238.25 x 314.45 x 12.7mm | 535.24g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 1452118906
  • 9781452118901
  • 12,573

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"Young ballet lovers will be smitten with the story."--Kirkus Reviews "A tender, delicate recounting."-Publishers Weekly "Exquisite."-The Horn Book Magazine "An enchanting glimpse of a dancer whose name has come to be synonymous with her most famous role."--School Library Journal, starred review "The words feel like a poem, and the artwork is outstanding. It is a seriously beautiful book."--Design Mom "Elgantly captures the meaning of Anna Pavlova's extraordinary life...inspiring."--The San Francisco Chronicle " With beautiful, graceful illustrations and poetic text, this book captures the spirit and charm of one of history's prima ballerinas."--Parents Press "A masterpiece."--How Does She? "As graceful in both visual and written line as the dancer it portrays, it is unrelenting in its depiction of work, inspiration and generosity."--Esme Codell, The Planet Esme Plan "Captures Pavlova's essence beautifully."-Booklist Cool Mom Picks' 10 Most Empowering Books for Girls Indiana Too Good To Miss State Reading List 2018
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About Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder is the author of picture books, novels, and several collections of poetry. Julie Morstad is an award-winning artist who divides her creative energy between drawing, illustration, animation, and design.
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1,082 ratings
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4 33% (357)
3 11% (115)
2 3% (29)
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