Ballet Sisters: The Newest Dancer

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Scholastic, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Sylvie and Bonnie are sisters who love to dance, but Sylvie is too young for ballet school. One day, Sylvie follows Bonnie to class and can't help peeping her head in! Miss Trisha sees her. Can you point your toes? she asks.
With her sister's encouragement, Sylvie steps into the spotlight and proves herself a dedicated ballerina ready for lessons. Sylvie earns a spot in Miss Amy's ballet class, and Bonnie congratulates her with a present--her own leotard and tights!
Acclaimed author and illustrator Jan Ormerod pairs simple text with charming illustrations for a fun easy-to-read story.
Praise for BALLET SISTERS: THE DUCKLING AND THE SWAN
The sisterly relationship resonates, and Ormerod's distinctive illustrations . . . are as sweet as they can be.
--Booklist
Ormerod's twinkling tale is ideally suited for aspiring prima ballerinas ready to move on to big girl books.
--Kirkus

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BALLET SISTERS: The Newest Dancer

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In the second entry in this easy reader series, a younger girl named Sylvie begins studying ballet, following in the footsteps of her big sister, Bonnie. In the first of three short chapters, Little ... Read full review

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User Review  - ericarhenry - LibraryThing

I was pretty unimpressed. I haven’t really read a whole lot of easy readers, but this was a fairly boring story about a girl who takes ballet and her sister wants to go too so she takes a beginner ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Jan Ormerod was born in Australia on September 23, 1946. She attended art school and studied drawing, painting and sculpture. After completing her degree, she become an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design in Art Education, taught in secondary schools on enrichment programs for talented students, and lectured in a teacher's college and in art schools. Her first picture book, Sunshine, was published in 1981, won the Mother Goose Award, and was voted Australian Picture Book of the Year. She wrote and illustrated more than 50 books in her lifetime including Miss Mouse's Day, Lizzie Nonsense, Rhymes around the Day, Father Christmas and the Donkey, Ben Goes Swimming, Emily Dances, A Twist in the Tail, and Ponko and the South Pole. She also illustrated Sky Dancer by Jack Bushnell. She died after a long illness on January 23, 2013 at the age of 67.

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