Swan : The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

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The world is big. Anna is small.
The snow is
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

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 52 pages
  • 237 x 313 x 13mm | 540g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 1452118906
  • 9781452118901
  • 17,470

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Indiana Too Good To Miss State Reading List 2018 Cool Mom Picks' 10 Most Empowering Books for Girls "Captures Pavlova's essence beautifully."-Booklist "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 " 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? "Elgantly captures the meaning of Anna Pavlova's extraordinary life...inspiring."--The San Francisco Chronicle "The words feel like a poem, and the artwork is outstanding. It is a seriously beautiful book."--Design Mom "An enchanting glimpse of a dancer whose name has come to be synonymous with her most famous role."--School Library Journal, starred review "Exquisite."-The Horn Book Magazine "A tender, delicate recounting."-Publishers Weekly "Young ballet lovers will be smitten with the story."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Laurel Snyder

Location: Illustrator Julie Morstad lives in Vancouver, BC

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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1,295 ratings
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4 35% (450)
3 11% (140)
2 2% (29)
1 1% (8)
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