Angelina Ballerina (Hardcover)
This book has been a favorite of mine since I was little! Angelina wants nothing more than to dance and dance and dance all day long. When her mother asks her to tidy her room, Angelina dances. When she is asked to get ready for school, Angelina practices curtsies. Finally, her parents surprise Angelina with her dream: ballet lessons! Now she can twirl and jump and curtsy to her heart's desire! Follow Angelina as she dances right into your heart. The illustrations by Helen Craig are delicate, detailed, dreamy, and oh so aesthetic. It makes me want to live in a country cottage and dance my cares away! If you love this book, there are so many Angelina adventures to choose from. This is a perfect book for young ones who love to dream.
-Annali— From Awesome August Staff Picks
In an encore performance, Angelina Ballerina returns in this refreshed picture book from acclaimed author Katharine Holabird and celebrated artist Helen Craig!
Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants nothing more than to be a ballerina. She dances all the time—at home, at school, even in her dreams! In fact, she’s so busy dancing that she forgets all about the other things she’s supposed to do, like cleaning her room and joining her family for breakfast!
Her parents don’t know what to do—especially after her arabesques in the kitchen knock over the milk! Then one day they come up with an idea that will change Angelina’s life forever…
With Katharine Holabird’s lively writing and Helen Craig’s charming illustrations, the original story, now refreshed and re-released, will continue keeping a whole new generation of young ballerinas leaping with delight.
About the Author
Katharine Holabird grew up in a family of architects and artists in Chicago. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters. She wrote the first Angelina Ballerina at the kitchen table with her daughters twirling around her. Katharine has three grown children and three grandchildren, and now lives in New York City with her husband.
Helen Craig has illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the Angelina Ballerina books. She lives in England.