Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

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Overview

"Spare, poetic words sit as lightly as snowflakes."—Wall Street Journal
"An enchanting glimpse of a dancer whose name has come to be synonymous with her most famous role."—School Library Journal, starred review


One night, young Anna's mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova is a heartbreakingly beautiful picture book biography perfect for aspiring ballerinas of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452118901
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Pages: 52
Sales rank: 395,772
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Laurel Snyder is the author of picture books, novels, and several collections of poetry. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied ballet at the Peabody Preparatory, Caryl Maxwell Ballet, and the Cultural Arts Institute. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she continues to dance, but mostly in her kitchen.

Julie Morstad is an award-winning artist who divides her creative energy between drawing, illustration, animation, and design. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Why I liked this book- This is an amazing book! The illustrations are top-notch, and really bring you into the story. They are incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring. The ratio of detail to blank-space is very compelling. The story line itself is a great blend of the biography of Anna Pavlova and emotion-tugging heart-strings. Ms. Snyder puts it in a marvelous free-verse poetry style, with repetition and a rhythmic feeling. This is an amazing book, and one I would definitely recommend to anyone! There is a great balance between learning, and a great story! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review