Illustrated Ballet Stories: by Various, illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert Nanos



Harper Collins Australia

November 2018

ISBN: 9781474922050

ISBN 10: 1474922058

Imprint: Usborne – GB

RRP: $29.99

When I was pretty small – probably around my 6th birthday I was given the very beautiful The Splendour Book of Ballet and loved it. I was a little dancer but it was more than that. It was the beautiful narratives and the gorgeous illustrations which made me re-read it over and over. I still have it along with other treasured books and so, I found out quite recently, do many of my contemporaries.


So I hope that any young dancer who might receive this beautiful edition of ballet stories might also glean as much pleasure as I and my friends did. Twelve classic ballets including Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Firebird are included, each stunningly illustrated and retold in a more contemporary style than such as my book, but still delightful.

As we always expect from Usborne, this a gorgeously presented book with its silvered highlights on the cover foretelling the beauty within.

If you have a dancer in your circle, or indeed, those who are keen in the library and borrow every dance book, this would be a welcome addition to any collection

Have a look at it in this clip……





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