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The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories Paperback – 2 Aug 2010

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; Re-issue edition (2 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405359005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405359009
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 0.6 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Sarah Cade on 25 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is exactly what I was looking for for my 7 year old. She can listen to real ballet music and understand what dances the music relates to. The five stories, Giselle, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Coppelia are beautifully illustrated. In addition to the main story, there are other photographs and snippets of information about types of ballet movements or of historic productions of the ballets. The CD contains
The Sleeping Beauty - 1] Overture, 2] Waltz
Giselle - 1] Daisy mime, 2] Pas de deuz, 3] Peasant waltz, 4] Berthe's warning, 5] Albrecht's salvation
Coppelia - 1] Czardas, 2] Morning hours, 3] Swanilda's Solo
Swan Lake - 1] Act 1 Waltz, 2] Overture to Act 2, 3] White Swan pas de deux, 4] Dance of the cygnets
Nutcracker - 1] Overture, 2] March from Act 1, 3] Chinese dance, 4] Russian dance, 5] Dance of the mirlitons, 6] Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
You know which piece of music relates to which part of the story, as a little star with a number inside it is printed within the narrative of the story, which corresponds to the track number on the CD.
I would definitely recommend this book to any fans of the Darcy Bussell, Little Ballerina series of books as some of the characters in those stories come from these famous ballets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Muriel on 23 Jan. 2012
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Lovely book - tells the stories of 5 Tchaikowsky ballets with illustrations of the participants and photos of actual dancers in character costumes, including fellas). There are also pictures and photos of ballet positions for children to copy, (unfortunately all of girls/women, so my 5 year old grandson went off the idea!) Explanations on each page describe what kind of music illustrates the ballet at that point. This is a later edition of the same book (same title, different book front) from DK. That previous one had no music CD. Its CD contained read stories with very short excerpts of music played too softly in the background. So, it would have been a great buy if your child wants the story read while he/she looks at the words, but this later DK version contains a CD with the music instead of the story being read. And lots of the music at that. CD and book are a great introduction to Tchaikowsky's ballets. I now feel able to take my young grandchildren to see the ballets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By retired reader on 15 Nov. 2013
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I ordered this unseen for my granddaughter in advance of taking her to her first ballet, so that she would be familiar with the story. She and her mum were delighted and I was pleased too when I actually saw the book. It looks appealing, is nicely presented, with just the right amount of information and was a useful reference tool during and following the performance. I suspect she will keep it and refer back to it many times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R Rawlings on 13 Nov. 2013
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Great book for budding ballet dancers. I was very disappointed with how long it took for delivery as missed the birthday it was intended for, but that doesn't reflect on the book which has some great stories with ballet facts.
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By Cashmerecupcake on 18 Feb. 2014
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Beautifully illustrated with a musical CD. Very interesting to read up on the classic ballet stories, Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia.

My 8 year old enjoys looking at this and listening to the CD.
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Really lovely book for a ballet fan (and useful for grown ups who enjoy a recap of the story and some back ground info). Very well presented and helps make seeing the performance accessible.
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