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Ballerina Dreams

Ballerina Dreams (Paperback, Main)

By DePrince, Michaela
Illustrated by Okstad, Ella

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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 and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and decided to make her ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780571329731
Barcode 9780571329731
Published 24 May 2017 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571329731
ISBN-10 057132973X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 24 May 2017
International Publication Date 6 April 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By DePrince, Michaela
Illustrated by Okstad, Ella
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Dance
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 133g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 792.8028092;792.8028092
Catalogue Code 725512

Description of this Book

One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine. She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle. She looked very happy. 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 decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since, and after a spell as a principal dancer in New York, now dances for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. Beautifully and gently illustrated by Ella Okstad, Ballerina Dreams is the younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince's highly moving memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michaela DePrince was born in 1995 in Sierra Leone. After the deaths of her parents, she moved to an orphanage from which she was adopted and taken to the US in 1999. Elaine DePrince, her new mother, noticed Michaela's obsession with ballet and allowed her to begin lessons. Michaela is now a professional ballerina, who danced principal with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, in guest principal roles in South Africa and the Netherlands. She now dances with the Dutch National Ballet.

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