A Bunny in the Ballet by Robert BeckA Bunny in the Ballet by Robert Beck

A Bunny in the Ballet

byRobert BeckIllustratorRobert Beck

Hardcover | February 1, 2014

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With Paris-inspired pen-and-ink illustrations, this charming story stars a spirited rabbit reaching for her dreams

Désirée Rabbit LOVES to dance, and her sleek bunny form makes her a natural! But her dream to be a famous ballet dancer in her hometown of Paris, France, is always met with one response: "There are no bunnies in the ballet!" Not a rabbit to be discouraged, Désirée marches herself down to the ballet studio to begin classes. Soon enough, she has won over her classmates and mastered all her positions. And on the opening night of "The Nutcracker," she may finally get her chance to shine!

With the quiet charm of Madeleine and the sweet sass of Eloise, here is a classic in the making. Debut author/illustrator Bob Beck brings us into Désirée's world with graceful, playful lines and splashes of colour as vivid as Paris itself.

ROBERT BECK began studying ballet at the age of fourteen and became a professional ballet dancer, eventually performing at New York's Lincoln Center and working with the Chicago and Princeton Ballets. He founded the Palm Springs Ballet Company and directed it for six years. Robert has also earned a Master's Degree in clinical psycholog...
Title:A Bunny in the BalletFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.27 × 8.89 × 0.37 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545429307

ISBN - 13:9780545429306


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Bunny in the Ballet:

"Debut author Beck's lightly arch voice, fluid ink lines, and deft washes of color give the pages a breezy stylishness." -Publishers Weekly

"This charming story, illustrated in the style of Ludwig Bemelmans, is a celebration of following your passion, even if you are a bunny . . . Young readers will become fans." -Booklist