The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

by JaneYolen (Author), RebeccaGuay (Illustrator), HeidiEYStemple (Author)


Open this gorgeous book and you will be transported to the magical world of the ballet. All the jewels of the classical ballet tradition are here, waiting for you to enjoy them. This book features a brief history of classical ballet, as well as fascinating historical details of each dance's composition, and choreography.


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd
Published: 01 Sep 2004

ISBN 10: 1841482641
ISBN 13: 9781841482644

Media Reviews
'What a magical book. My daughters, at their young age, love the beautiful illustrations' - Darcey Bussell 'The illustrations by Rebecca Guay are well executed in an ornate pre-raphaelite style; each page has bands of flowers down the side, and even the page numbers are decorated with roses... The choice of ballet stories [includes Shim Chung]... This unusual addition to a little girl's book of ballet stories lifts it out of the norm, and the double page painting of Shim Chung swimming with dolphins is beautiful.' - Dance Expression
Author Bio
Jane Yolen attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, she is a woman of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. Heidi Stemple, Jane's daughter, has previously worked as a parole officer, private investigator and bartender. She didn't start writing until the age of 28 and hasn't stopped since. Heidi lives in Massachusetts with her two daughters. Rebecca Guay graduated from the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York City with a degree in illustration. Rebecca previously provided illustrations for Marvel and worked predominately as an illustrator of comic books, trading cards, young adult novels and four graphic novels. She is also the illustrator of Goddesses: A World of Myth and Magic, also published by Barefoot Books.