Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev


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From the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest male ballet dancers of all time.

Rudolf fell in love with dance as a child. But he was not allowed to go to ballet school until he was 17. There, he had to make up for lost time and hone his skills to compete with the other dancers. As a professional, he dazzled audiences with sensational performances and star power. He went on to become a world-renowned choreographer and master of perfection in dance. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the dancer's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786037916
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Series: Little People, BIG DREAMS Series , #36
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 192,080
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. 

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Rudolf Nureyev 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
sspea 5 days ago
Like the "Bruce Lee" story, I found this book to have much less information than some of the other books in this series. Still a great book for kids, I just wish there was a little more substance. The drawings a great, just with there was more to it.
Musicalmomreads 8 days ago
As an adult, this story read a little sad, but the message was strong in following one's dreams in spite of adversity and work hard while you're at it. Good title for those who feel like outliers. Will be including in my teaching library.
Anonymous 11 days ago
This book is the latest in a wonderful series for young children. In each nicely illustrated entry, is a story about a famous person, while at the end of each, there is a more detailed time line and photos. Each book shows the child that there is a world awaiting them that is full of possibility and that dreams matter. This book on Nureyev is no exception! Readers will learn about how Rudolf fell in love with dance from the first time that he saw a ballet. Due to poverty and lack of resources, he was seventeen when he was accepted to ballet school. Young readers will find out about the ways in which Rudolf wanted to do things differently, his defection from Russia and the amazing, high leaping dancer that he was. Mention is also made of how there should not be particular dreams for girls or boys but dreams for everyone. This book is a welcome addition to the series. Celebrate dance as you learn about Nureyev. Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto for this read in exchange for an honest review.
Kristy_K 17 days ago
Another great addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series. I love that it focuses on a male ballerina. There is still a stigma today about male dancers and I found Nureyev's story inspiring and uplifting. He showed that passion coupled with hard work and determination can accomplish many things. I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
CharJones2525 19 days ago
This fine offering in one of my fave series (Little People, Big Dreams by Quarto) focuses on the life of dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Tells how he escaped a life of poverty — and relatively late in life at that — through ballet. His incredible work ethic saved and propelled him into one of the most spectacular dancers and choreographers to ever live. Adore the quirky illustrations, with more detailed biographical facts at the end. Highly recommended! 5/5 Pub Date 30 Jul 2019 Thanks to Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #RudolfNureyev #NetGalley