Invitation to Ballet: A Celebration of Dance and Degas

Invitation to Ballet A Celebration of Dance and Degas In this invitation to ballet young readers learn all about what happens in ballet class Works of art by French impressionist Edgar Degas bring the ballet vividly to life while illustrations by Rache

  • Title: Invitation to Ballet: A Celebration of Dance and Degas
  • Author: Carolyn Vaughan Rachel Isadora
  • ISBN: 9781419702600
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this invitation to ballet, young readers learn all about what happens in ballet class Works of art by French impressionist Edgar Degas bring the ballet vividly to life, while illustrations by Rachel Isadora picture modern day girls and boys practicing ballet positions and steps Complete with a brief history of ballet and a biography of Edgar Degas, Invitation to BalleIn this invitation to ballet, young readers learn all about what happens in ballet class Works of art by French impressionist Edgar Degas bring the ballet vividly to life, while illustrations by Rachel Isadora picture modern day girls and boys practicing ballet positions and steps Complete with a brief history of ballet and a biography of Edgar Degas, Invitation to Ballet is sure to delight every child who dreams of one day becoming a world class dancer.Praise for Invitation to Ballet The real treat is seeing Isadora s picture book portraits of students juxtaposed with the ethereal works of Edgar Degas, the 19th century master of ballet painting New York Times This beautifully illustrated volume offers young dancers an introduction to ballet Isadora s pencil and watercolor illustrations give the book enormous child appeal while visually defining the terms for positions and movements students will learn in class A captivating invitation to the beauty of ballet Booklist This beautifully illustrated book is an introduction to ballet enhanced by the accompanying paintings of Edgar Degas Reading Today Online

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    1. There is so much to like and so little to dislike in this marvelous introduction to ballet. On its left-hand pages, the book features text explaining the basics of ballet such as what to wear to dance class, the five basic ballet positions, and various dances and famous ballets performed through the centuries. These are accompanied by simple sketches illustrating the points made in the text. On the right-hand pages, readers will find several full-page reproductions of ballet scenes painted by ar [...]

    2. I wanted to like this more and I think on my own I would have. The problem was my audience is 6 and it was too dense for her. I had to skim over and simplify some of the content. She liked the parts about real ballet but wasn't too interested in the background of the works of art.

    3. An excellent introduction to the basics of ballet, illustrated with paintings by Degas and additional illustrations by Rachel Isadora.

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