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Angelina ballerina
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2008, ©1983.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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General Note:
Originally published: U.S. : Clarkson N. Potter, 1983.

"Angelina Ballerina 25 years"--Cover.
Angelina loves to dance and wants to become a ballerina more than anything else in the world.
Reading Level:
Ages 3 up.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 44031.
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On Order



It's been twenty-five years since Angelina danced her way into the hearts of young ballerinas, and she's still going strong. A true modern classic, Angelina continues to be adored by her legions of fans. Celebrate her twenty-fifth anniversary with this special edition of the original book that started it all. Featuring a lavish jacket that's as sparkly as one of Angelina's costumes, this book is the perfect way to commemorate her anniversary.

Author Notes

Katharine Holabird's first Angelina Ballerina book was published in 1983. After graduating from the Francis Parker School in Chicago, Katharine attended Bennington College in Vermont. She received a B.A. in Literature from Bennington in 1969, and then worked as a literary editor at the college for a year. The following year she went to Italy, where she became a freelance journalist. In 1974, Katharine married and moved with her husband, Michael Haggiag, to London, England where she lives today with her family.

Reviews 3

Horn Book Review

A miniature version of the original Angelina picture book has cheap paper and a shoddy binding. Moreover, the reduced size of illustration makes the pictures difficult to see. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

There are two good things to be said for this dainty conceit involving a balletic mouse: Holabird's sweet-dreams-to-stardom story can't miss; and Craig really knows how to draw balletic mice. Angelina, dancing down the stairs, doing curtseys on the bed, twirling across the playground, is a disarming, even enchanting ""nuisance."" When her parents succumb to ballet lessons, the classroom views sparkle. (As the story has to have it, she's now a model child.) And in the last double-page spread, she's starring in a splendiferous theater--cross-sectioned to show the mouse-audience and the mouse-workers, from the heights to the depths. From the balletomane clutter of Angelina's snug bedroom under the eaves, it's all of a light-hearted, light-footed piece. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

Ages 3-5. A little mouse child named Angelina wants to become a ballerina, but her dancing becomes a problem until her parents figure out a way to solve it.