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Angelina Ballerina Invitation to the Ballet [Paperback]

Katharine Holabird , Helen Craig
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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31 May 2007 Angelina Ballerina
Angelina is delighted when she wins two tickets to the gala performance of Cindermouse. She can't wait to invite someone to join her, but all her friends are busy! Imagine her delight when she is called by the Royal Ballet's director to fill in for an injured ballerina! With envelopes to open and special letters inside, this is the perfect novelty for all young Angelina fans.

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (31 May 2007)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0141501480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141501482
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The writing is crisp and clear, the illustrations detailed with a lovely sense of movement and emotion (Guardian )

Angelina has simply charmed her way into becoming a modern children's classic . . . (Publishers Weekly )

Angelina is a magical character who fulfils every little girl's dreams (Darcey Bussell, OBE )

About the Author

Katharine Holabird grew up in Chicago, USA, where she remembers dancing around the house with her three sisters, just like Angelina. She went to Bennington College in Vermont and then spent three years as a journalist in Italy, before moving to England. She wrote her first Angelina book, Angelina Ballerina, in 1982. Katharine has three grown-up children and lives in London with her husband. Helen Craig was born in London, but grew up in the country. She became an apprentice photographer aged sixteen and went on to set up her own studio, as well as working as a freelance potter and sculptor. Helen has illustrated over sixty children's books and her magical illustrations for the Angelina Ballerina series are famous around the world. Helen has a grown-up son, and lives in Cambridge.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great childrens book 27 Jan 2004
This book captures the imagination of children. Our daughters spend hours taking out the invitations, wearing the 'gift' necklace and going over the story again and again. It is a beautiful book to read to children, and also for children to read for themselves. It is a book that comes out again and again for us to read, and we are not yet bored of it! I would recommend it to anyone with girls, or boys who are interested in ballet (our 3 year old is!!) Enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter's favourite book 14 Oct 2004
By Shady Tree VINE VOICE
What a lovely book. I held-off buying this for a while as I was unsure from other literature whether this was a story, or a set of stationery (invitations, notelets etc.). However, once I'd seen a copy and realised it was another of the wonderful Angelina stories, we bought it straight away and when I saw the delight on my 5 yr old daughter's face when we read it, I was so glad we splashed out. In a nutshell, it's another Angelina story in which Angelina wins tickets to the Mouseland Royal Ballet performance of "Cindermouse". She then visits various friends and family to invite them to the ballet but sadly they all have reasons why they can't attend. They also - and this is the real novelty of this book - have letters, appointment cards or invitations from other mice to explain why they can't attend. Unfolding the letters and reading them in the voices of the various characters never fails to delight, and the best surprise of all is in the last envelope; a good luck card from Mr and Mrs Mouseling containing a present for Angelina (and, you guessed it, a real necklace for your little ballerina). Buy this book - you won't regret it. It's an absolute treasure.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book 4 Feb 2004
What a great book. The envelopes contain letters, cards, tickets for the ballet and even a little 'good luck charm' necklace. The illustrations are lovely with lots of detail. My daughters (3yr and 5yr) love it. Highly recommended.
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My 3and a half year old daughter loves this book, she has the hardback which she received for Xmas from her Granny, we have read it many times and she loves the pull out letters. I have purchased 2 paperback copies as birthday presents for two of her four year old friend's and sure they will like them. I hate to give people rubbish presents that they probably won't need or want and was searching the toy dept for ages, looking for inspiration and then we read her Angelina book for the hundredth time and I thought, perfect! Lovely that it has a necklace as well. I am an illustrator and I am always struck by the detail in Helen Craig's work, always something new to notice. I bought the paperbacks as I had already bought a few other little presents as well and wanted the free delivery option. Otherwise, I can definitely recommend the hardback as a standalone present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved 5 Feb 2014
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Very nice story with lots of pull out invitations , tickets and things to pull out. Beautifully illustated. A lovely book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 12 Jan 2014
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May not be as suitable for little ones if you want to keep the book in good condition as it has enveloped pages with invitations in which can be tricky for little hands! But beautiful book?
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