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I Dreamed I was a Ballerina

Written by Anna Pavlova and illustrated by Edgar Degas
Published by Atheneum
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Every girl remembers her first trip to the ballet: the anticipation beforehand, the orchestra’s first notes, the ethereal beauty of the ballerinas. This is a tale of one such girl who was caught up in ballet’s mesmerizing spell and became one of the greatest ballerinas of all time.

In a story drawn from her memoirs, Anna Pavlova describes her first visit to the ballet to see the Sleeping Beauty. With simple, childlike language, she captures her love for her mother, the splendor of the ballet, and the moments that changed her life. The words are matched with paintings, pastels, and drawings of the French Impressionist Edgar Degas, to give this story all the magic of a fairytale.

Complete with short biographies of Pavlova and Degas, I Dreamed I Was a Ballerina will delight any child with ballerina dreams.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

Gorgeous! Two great artists meet in these pages, with Anna Pavlova’s story and Edgar Degas’s artwork. The paintings used perfectly illustrate each page of the text. It’s inspiring and brief—perfect for young ballerinas.

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Publication Date:
January 1, 2001