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Delphie and the Magic Ballet Shoes (Magic Ballerina, Book 1) by [Bussell, Darcey]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews

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Length: 96 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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“Don’t be surprised if your child asks for a magical pair of red ballet shoes.” Telegraph Magazine

“Delightful.” You Magazine (Mail on Sunday)

“A delight for any young reader who sees herself as a budding ballerina.” MumKnowsBest.co.uk

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Delphie can't believe it when she is invited to join the new ballet school. But things aren't quite what they seem, and with the help of some very special ballet shoes, Delphie finds herself spinning into a whole new world...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2002 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (21 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0098BZVPG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book was bought for my 8 year old daughter who loves all this fairy and dance related. She has really enjoyed reading this book and loves the pictures through out this book, and found it to be be a very enjoyable experience reading the story.
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Very good
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An interesting children's book about about a beautiful little girl who finds out about ballet then her parents can't afford to pay for it but luckily a very nice ballet teacher lets her in and says she can have these MAGIC ballet shoes that gloow in the night once and she put them on they sended her to a magical world with all the fariytale people in it she helps them out with king rat and other people she goes home after an AMAZING experience with them and realizes every time they have a problem her magic ballet shoes will sparkle for another adventure in enchancia.
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Ok, as an adult - the writing style is weak.

My 4 year old - in fact she is not quite 4, so that tells you how young she is - listened almost without breathing to the entire book in one sitting. She loved it so much. She is presently spinning around the room being the Sugar Plum Fairy in her ELC tutu.

When it arrived, I thought I'd made a mistake, as it seemed like it would be far too old for her. There are no colour pictures, only black and white, one on each page, and there are a lot of words. So I just shoved it on my bookshelf. She found it with the unerring instinct of small pink girls for sparkly things and asked to hear some of it. I thought "ah well, we'll try for a chapter" and an hour later it was still going strong.

I am astonished and surprised by how she concentrated and enjoyed it, even though it was totally different from anything else she'd ever read. As someone else observed, you could make a drinking game out of how often the girls in the book "gasp" at things, but it didn't ruin it for my girl. And that is why I bought it. So what if it was formulaic, as another reviewer observed? The formula works. My only disappointment is that now I have to find her a different birthday present... maybe Book 2?
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I have been struggling to find a book which my daughter almost 7 would enjoy reading and that we can read together (we take it in turns to make it a bit more fun than for her to read to herself). We spent a lovely hour reading this book and I have since ordered the remaining Delphie books. They are beautifully written and illustrated and my 5 year old son enjoyed listening too.
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I was reluctant to get these books, but my little 5yr old dancer liked the sparkly cover (which was what put me off)....... we started on book 1 and are zooming through book 4 now, a few months later.
I like...
- large print so all three children (ages 5, 7 and 9)can follow the text as I read it; also makes it so easy for my 9yr dyslexic old son to sneak the book from his sister's room to finish it in secret. Yippee, he's reading!!!! I wish more children's books were large print.... these are also quite short, so really manageable.
- the stories all include characters from ballets and it does make us all want to know more about the ballets.
- the back of each book has a well explained ballet move - my 7yr old son loves practising those.
- the stories are complex and punchy enough to keep the pages turning.
I don't like....
- some of the prose. It's a bit weak, and we have all started to snigger as the main character "gasps" yet again; similarly the characters are rather watery, but the children don't seem to mind!!

All in all a lovely set, great for reading aloud or for read alone for young readers who are just starting to gain a bit of confidence.
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I gave this mark because it's a fantastic book and I loved the ballet dance moves it was lovely,I'd recommend this book for girls any age because I am 12 and I loved it!
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My 4yr old grandaughter who is ballet mad loved the story and was more excited to see darcy Bussell on the TV
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