From her pond in the city park, Sophie, a swan, loves to watch the dancers in Madam Myrtle's Studio. She longs to join them; but Madam shoos her away. Then one day a much jollier teacher, Miss Willow, comes to class. Although Sophie is feathered, winged, and webbed, Miss Willow permits her to stay. When the school performs Swan Lake, the part of the swan seems perfect for Sophie-- but she can only hope she'll make the cast. Two great artists, prima ballerina Allegra Kent and Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully, have created an inspiring character who, in spite of great obstacles, works hard to pursue her passion . . . and realize her dream!
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Review: Ballerina SwanUser Review - Michaila - Goodreads
Eh, because this book is from the swan's point of view, we don't understand a lot of what's going on or why. I find it hard to get to know the swan or feel for her and the whole thing seems pretty ... Read full review
Review: Ballerina SwanUser Review - Ms. Barry - Goodreads
This ballet story offers the reader example of determination, hard work, and some ballet vocab. That a swan is the main character is cute. The illustrations are nice. The story's a little clunky... it feels a little forced, but I know there are students in our school who will enjoy it. Read full review