The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Book - 2015
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The world is big. Anna is small. The snow is everywhere and all around. But one night ...One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain. 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. Beautiful, inspirational, and triumphant, Anna Pavlova's life is masterfully captured in this exquisite picture book.
Published: San Francisco :, Chronicle Books,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781452118901
Branch Call Number: EB PAV
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,32 cm
Additional Contributors: Morstad, Julie


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This is how I like my nonfiction! Normally I'm terrible about reading biographies, but give it a strong narrative and beautiful illustrations and I'm in. This book tells the story of Anna Pavlova, the Russian dancer who changed ballet. There is of course an emphasis on the dancing itself, but alm... Read More »

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ArapahoeLaura Jun 26, 2018

Gorgeous and ethereal, Swan shows Anna Pavlova's love for dance throughout her lifetime as well as her humanitarian efforts to show ballet as an art for all.

Jan 05, 2016

A memorable and touching account in picture book format of Anna Pavlova's life

Jan 04, 2016

Beautiful illustrations! Lovely story about Anna Pavlova's life.


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