Invitation to Ballet

Author(s): Carolyn Vaughan; Rachel Isadora (Illustrator); Edgar Degas (Contribution by)

Picture Books

In this invitation to ballet, young readers learn all about what happens in ballet class. Works of art by French impressionist Edgar Degas bring the ballet vividly to life, while illustrations by Rachel Isadora picture modern-day girls and boys practicing ballet positions and steps. Complete with a brief history of ballet and a biography of Edgar Degas, Invitation to Ballet is sure to delight every child who dreams of one day becoming a world-class dancer.

Praise for Invitation to Ballet
"The real treat is seeing Isadora's picture-book portraits of students juxtaposed with the ethereal works of Edgar Degas, the 19th-century master of ballet painting."
--New York Times

"This beautifully illustrated volume offers young dancers an introduction to ballet. Isadora's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations give the book enormous child appeal while visually defining the terms for positions and movements students will learn in class. A captivating invitation to the beauty of ballet."
--Booklist

"This beautifully illustrated book is an introduction to ballet enhanced by the accompanying paintings of Edgar Degas."
--Reading Today Online

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Balancing on tiptoe, leaping high in the air, stretching their arms and legs into beautiful arabesques, ballerinas seem to float effortlessly across the stage. But to create that illusion, ballet dancers take classes and practice for years. In this Invitation to Ballet, young readers will find out what happens in ballet class, learn about some of the steps and leaps and discover the magic of ballet. Works of art by French impressionist Edgar Degas bring the ballet vividly to life, while illustrations by Rachel Isadora picture modern-day children practicing ballet positions and steps. Complete with a brief story of ballet and biography of Edgar Degas, Invitation to Ballet is sure to delight every child who dreams of one day becoming a ballerina.

General Fields

  • : 9781419702600
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • : June 2012
  • : 254mm X 203mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : chiefly col. Illustrations
  • : Carolyn Vaughan; Rachel Isadora (Illustrator); Edgar Degas (Contribution by)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 792.8
  • : 32