Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina's Life

Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina's Life

by Chan Hon Goh, Cary Fagan

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Overview

Shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award

Nominated for The Rocky Mountain Book Award (An Alberta Children's Choice Book Award)

Nominated for the 2003 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction


An elegant, expressive dancer, Chan Hon Goh is one of the ballet world’s great stars. She is a brilliant technician possessing a delicate beauty and radiant stage presence. Born in Beijing to dancer parents, she tells the story of their flight to Canada from an oppressive regime that thwarted her father’s career, her rigorous training, and her battle to achieve acceptance as the only Chinese-born prima
ballerina in the history of the National Ballet.

This fascinating look at the life of a dancer will appeal not only to the legions of Chan Hon Goh’s admirers and to students of ballet, but also to young readers who understand what it is to pursue a dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770490642
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 06/05/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Chan Hon Goh is one of the National Ballet of Canada’s leading stars. To her many roles, she brings emotional depth and touching vulnerability. As a guest artist, Ms. Goh has been invited to dance with some of the world’s leading companies in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Cary Fagan is a writer of fiction for both young readers and adults, and a contributor to several magazines and newspapers. His work has garnered him the City of Toronto Book Award and the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction. His most recent children’s book is Daughter of the Great Zandini. Mr. Fagan lives in Toronto.

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