The Random House Book of Stories from the Ballet

Read by Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator Angela Barrett

Random House, Incorporated | January 8, 1995 | Hardcover

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"In this attractive book, ten of the world's best-known ballets, including The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Cinderella, are introduced to young readers.  The essence of a ballet production is successfully captured by the full-color illustrations, which exuberantly portray each story's setting, and the writing style, which maintains the original flavor of both the tales and ballets.  Children who love to attend ballets, take ballet lessons, or like to read fairy tales will delight in this treasury."--Booklist  There is no more elegant or comprehensive introduction to the ballet than this enchanting book.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages

Published: January 8, 1995

Publisher: Random House, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067987125X

ISBN - 13: 9780679871255

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Random House Book of Stories from the Ballet

The Random House Book of Stories from the Ballet

Read by Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator Angela Barrett

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages

Published: January 8, 1995

Publisher: Random House, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067987125X

ISBN - 13: 9780679871255

From the Publisher

"In this attractive book, ten of the world's best-known ballets, including The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Cinderella, are introduced to young readers.  The essence of a ballet production is successfully captured by the full-color illustrations, which exuberantly portray each story's setting, and the writing style, which maintains the original flavor of both the tales and ballets.  Children who love to attend ballets, take ballet lessons, or like to read fairy tales will delight in this treasury."--Booklist  There is no more elegant or comprehensive introduction to the ballet than this enchanting book.

About the Author

Children and young adult novelist Geraldine McCaughrean was born in Enfield, England and educated at Christ Church College, Canterbury. She worked as a secretary at Thames Television and later worked for a London publishing house. Her writing career includes the retelling of such classics as "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights,""The Canterbury Tales" and "The Bronze Cauldron: Myths and Legends of the World," which is a collection of stories from all over the world. McCaughrean has won the Whitebread Award for "A Little Lower Than the Angels," the Guardian Prize and Carnegie Medal for "A Pack of Lies," and the Beefeater Children's Novel Award for "Gold Dawn."

From Our Editors

The latest volume in the Random House Book of . . . series of children's literature brings alive 10 of the best-loved stories from the ballet: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Petrouchka, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Giselle, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, La Sylphide and The Firebird. An elegantly illustrated, comprehensive introduction to the enchantment of the ballet. Full color

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12