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The Sleeping Beauty - David McAllister

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2018
ISBN: 9781760129934
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 5 - 99 years old

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The story of The Sleeping Beauty spills over with fairies and princes, passion and despair, magnificence and splendour, and the ballet version of this classic tale is the most romantic and spectacular of all.

Australian Ballet Creative Director David McAllister’s impressive 2015 production of The Sleeping Beauty, ornamented by internationally celebrated designer Gabriela Tylesova’s lavish costumes and sets, cast a spell of delight on its audiences, and was a sellout success.

Now David McAllister and Gabriela Tylesova weave their magic again, transporting the enchantment of their 2015 production of The Sleeping Beauty to the pages of this book. David’s text and Gabriela’s illustrations recreate the world of this favourite ballet for readers to enjoy again and again.

Based on the spectacular Australian Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty.

About the Author

David McAllister was principal artist with The Australian Ballet for twelve years. During that time, David also danced as guest performer with Bolshoi Ballet, the Kirov Ballet, the Georgian State Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Singapore Dance Theatre and, in 1992, as part of a Royal Gala performance in London in the presence of the Princess of Wales. In 2001 David took his final bow as a dancer and became Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2004 Australia Day Honours List and, in 2015, David premiered a new production of The Sleeping Beauty. It is on the 2015 Australian Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty that the Little Hare book The Sleeping Beauty is based.

Industry Reviews

The Picture Book of the Year 2018 Notable - Children's Book Council of Australia

An outstanding, stunningly drawn book


Gabriela has drawn the most fantastic vivid characters which give us an insight into her imagination.



The Sleeping Beauty

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ISBN: 9781760129934
ISBN-10: 1760129933
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 99 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st October 2018
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 26.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1

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