The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories.
Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple; Rebecca Guay, illustrator
2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
1841482293 $19.99 www.barefootbooks.com
Co-authored by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories is an anthology of classic fairy tales that celebrate the art and tradition of ballet. The stories presented are "Coppelia: The Girl with the Enamel Eyes", "Swan Lake", "Cinderella", "The Nutcracker", "Shim Chung: The Blind Man's Daughter", "The Sleeping Beauty", and "Daphnis and Chloe". All of these great stories are wondrously brought to life with Rebecca Guay's beautiful color illustrations in the style of great fairy tale books, and though The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories is meant for young and old alike, the tales are not dumbed down for young readers but are superbly presented in all their glory or sorrowful tragedy, as the case may be. Highly recommended.
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|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2004|
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