Swan: The Life And Dance of Anna Pavlova

swanThis beautiful picture book celebrates the extraordinary life of one of the world’s prima ballerinas. Starting with her humble beginnings in 19th century tsarist Russia, the story unfolds to tell of her triumphs on the stage and her tragic end. The tender and graceful illustrations, which are done in ink, gouache, graphite, pencil, and crayon, and the text, which is light, vivid, and magical, make this masterpiece an excellent read-aloud. An Author’s Note provides more detailed information and a Bibliography and Quotation Sources suggest places for young readers to learn even more about the gifted dancer. mjw
Title: Swan: The Life And Dance Of Anna Pavlova
Author: Laurel Snyder
Illustrator
: Julie Morstad
Publisher
: Chronicle Books
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-4521-1890-1
Hardcover pages
: 52
Age range
: 6-9
Genre
: Picture Book Biography
Book setting
: Russia
Author’s ethnicity
: American
Author’s residence
: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Awards
: 2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
Subjects
: Ballerinas, Biographies, Dance, Performing arts, Russia (Federation), Women

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