Dancing in the Wings

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Puffin Books for, Dec 2, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Sassy is a long-legged girl who always has something to say. She wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream. When a famous director comes to visit her class, Sassy does her best to get his attention with her high jumps and bright leotard. Her first attempts are definitely not appreciated, but with Sassy's persistence, she just might be able to win him over. Dancing in the Wings is loosely based on actress/choreographer Debbie Allen's own experiences as a young dancer.

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User Review  - kitbraddick - LibraryThing

I love Debbie Allen, and I love this book. I have to watch out because my children's library will be very ballet heavy, but this book is great. In the text a young dancer lacks self confidence because ... Read full review

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User Review  - khendr4 - LibraryThing

In my opinion, the book "Dancing in the Wings" is a great book for young readers. One thing I like about this book is that it is very realistic. It involves a brother and sister fighting, a girl who ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Debbie Allen is one of the world's leading authorities on marketing and self-promotion. The president of Allen & Associates Consulting, Inc., she is an internationally acclaimed speaker who has appeared in publications such as" Entrepreneur", " Selling Power", and" Sales & Marketing Excellence.

Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, and painting at age ten. He won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating with honors, he began his professional career as an artist. He has worked with numerous companies including Dreamworks, where he served as the lead conceptual artist for Amistad and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Sports Illustrated; Coca-Cola; The United States Postal Service; and Major League Baseball. In 1999, he started collaborating with several notable authors on a series of picture books including Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen; Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange; and Salt in His Shoes by Deloris and Roslyn Jordan. He won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a Caldecott Honor and an NAACP Image Award for illustrating Carol Boston Weatherford's Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. He is the author and illustrator of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.

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