Press:Houghton Mifflin Kingfisher (November 14, 2003)
Author Name:Castor, Harriet (EDT)/ Holmes, Sally (ILT)/ Castor, Harriet (COM)
From the anxiety of auditions to the excitement of performing, these fifteen stories encompass all facets of the dance experience.
There are contributions from renowned ballerinas and writers alike, including Margot Fonteyn, Amy Hest, and Cynthia Voigt.
Serious ballet students as well as those who simply love to read about the dancer's art will enjoy this 15-story anthology featuring young people who are learning to dance or beginning their careers.
Although two of the selections are drawn from autobiographies (Margot Fonteyn and Lynn Seymour), most are chapters from novels.
These stand pretty well on their own, but sometimes they come to a stop without quite ending.
Many of the sourcebooks are British and may not be available in library collections here, but American writers such as Amy Hest and Cynthia Voigt are included.
Simple line drawings appear every few pages, providing pleasant illustrations as well as making the stories look more accessible.
A nice addition to larger collections.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Sally Holmes was born in Scotland and studied art in Dundee.
Her previous books include an acclaimed version of Hans Christian Andersen's "'The Snow Queen."' She is married and lives in Sussex, England.
"'The Complete fairy Tales of Charles Perrault"' is her first book for Clarion.
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