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Heinemann-Raintree Library, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ballet is a dance form that originated in Italy and became popular in the French court of King Louis XIV about 300 years ago. The word ballet is French but comes from the Italian word ballare, which means "to dance."


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Lisa Dillman grew up in California. She studied Spanish at the University of California, San Diego and earned her M.A. in Spanish Literature at Emory. She lived in Spain, teaching and working as a translator. Later she moved to the UK where she worked as an editor and taught Spanish at the University of North London. She began to focus on literary translation and obtained a second M.A. in Literary Translation from Middlesex University. She has translated many novels and scholarly works. Her work includes Spain: A Literary Traveler's Companion (co-edited with Peter Bush), and translations of Zigzag by Jose Carlos Somoza, and The Scroll of Seduction (by Gioconda Belli). Her translations also include After the Rain by Andres Barba and Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, for which she and Herrera won the Best Translated Book Award 2016 from the University of Rochester's Three Percent blog and funded by Amazon's literary partnerships program.

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