Ballet Sisters: The Duckling and the Swan

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Scholastic, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The first book in a fun new series about two sisters who love ballet!

Little Sylvie likes to play dress-up and dance in the garden with her big sister. But Sylvie is too young for ballet class. And Sylvie does NOT want to be an elf in games of pretend.

When an unintentional haircut leaves Sylvie's hair too short for braids, big sister comes to the rescue by creating a set of braids from an old pair of tights!

New readers will delight in the funny antics of little Sylvie and in the patience of her big sister!

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User Review  - sarahbassett - LibraryThing

Ballet Sisters the Duckling and the Swan, in my opinion, is a wonderful children’s contemporary fiction book. The characters, language, as well as the illustrations that are portrayed, all allow this ... Read full review

BALLET SISTERS: The Duckling and the Swan

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

While Ormerod's beginning chapter book covers familiar territory, she infuses it with enough sparkle and subtle wit to make it refreshing. Her tale of two sisters is told from the "wiser" perspective ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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