Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

October 2, 2007|
Ballerina Dreams: A True Story by Joann Ferrara
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Once upon a time there were five little girls who shared a dream. They wanted to be ballerinas and dance on stage like their sisters and cousins and friends.

But it would be hard for these girls to make their dream come true. They had cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities, which meant their muscles didn''t move the way they wanted them to. Some wore leg braces. Some used wheelchairs and walkers to get around. But these girls were determined. They had a dedicated teacher. Every week they practiced. They worked hard. And one day they were ready.

Ballerina Dreams is an inspiring true story of love, hope and courage for everyone and anyone who has ever wished (and worked) hard enough to make their dreams come true.

Ballerina Dreams is the winner of the 2008 Bank Street - Flora Stieglitz Award.

Lauren Thompson loved ballet class when she was a child, although she never got the chance to participate in a ballet recital. In creating Ballerina Dreams, she drew inspiration from her own memories as well as from conversations with the girls, their parents, and their teacher, Joann Ferrara. Ms. Thompson worked as a children''s book ...
Title:Ballerina Dreams: A True Story
Product dimensions:40 pages, 9.61 X 10.64 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 9.61 X 10.64 X 0.44 in
Published:October 2, 2007
Publisher:Feiwel & Friends
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780312370299

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