Join Tilly and her dancing friends as they take their first ballet steps. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The perfect book for any budding ballerina.
About the Author
Award-winning author Adele Geras spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. To date Adele has written over 100 books for children, including the bestselling The Ballet Class for Orchard and the highly acclaimed Troy (Scholastic) which was shortlisted for The Whitbread Prize. A great deal of her poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies. Adele lives in Manchester with her husband.
About the illustrator
Shelagh McNicholas grew up in Liverpool. Apart from a short time spent teaching life drawing, Shelagh has always worked as an illustrator. The Ballet Class was Shelagh's first picture book for Orchard. Her realistic and endearing illustrations perfectly complement the story of Tilly and her ambitions to become a top ballerina. Shelagh is passionate about drawing and is happiest with her sketchbook and pencils. Her favourite subject is her daughter and it was her sketches of Molly as a ballerina that inspired her illustrations for 'The Ballet Class'. Shelagh lives in Surrey with her daughter
This is a book full of charming evocation of everyday life, rich in the magic of minor detail. - Books for Keeps
This book will delight any child just starting ballet. Shelagh McNicholas exuberant and expressive illustrations add to the fun - the children s movements are captured beautifully. - Carousel
A perfect picture book for budding ballerinas. - School Librarian
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 5th August 2004
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.1 x 25.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1