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Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer
 

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By DePrince, Michaela
By DePrince, Elaine
Illustrated by Morrison, Frank

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At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780385755153
Published 28 September 2015 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Step into Reading: A Step 4 Book
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ISBN-13 9780385755153
ISBN-10 0385755155
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Publication Date 28 September 2015
International Publication Date 14 October 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By DePrince, Michaela
By DePrince, Elaine
Illustrated by Morrison, Frank
Series Step into Reading: A Step 4 Book
Category Dance
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
English Language Readers
Number of Pages 42
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 91g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Orphans, Readers, Ballet dancers, Ballet dancers - United States, DePrince, Michaela
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 654228

Description of this Book

Perfect for newly independent readers--the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America's top ballerinas. At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since and is now a principal dancer in New York City and has been featured in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Oprah magazine. Young readers will love learning about this inspiring ballerina in this uplifting and informative leveled reader. This Step 4 Step into Reading book is for newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An engaging story of triumph, ideal for novice readers. -- School Library Journal A title sure to attract ballet aficionados, with added appeal for its depiction of an adoptive family and a ballerina who just happens to be black. -- Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Michaela DePrince graduated from the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis school in New York, and is a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet. She travels between Amsterdam and New York City, where she lives with her family.

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