Harper Collins Australia
ISBN 10: 1474922058
Imprint: Usborne – GB
When I was pretty small – probably around my 6th birthday I was given the very beautiful The Splendour Book of Ballet and loved it. I was a little dancer but it was more than that. It was the beautiful narratives and the gorgeous illustrations which made me re-read it over and over. I still have it along with other treasured books and so, I found out quite recently, do many of my contemporaries.
So I hope that any young dancer who might receive this beautiful edition of ballet stories might also glean as much pleasure as I and my friends did. Twelve classic ballets including Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Firebird are included, each stunningly illustrated and retold in a more contemporary style than such as my book, but still delightful.
As we always expect from Usborne, this a gorgeously presented book with its silvered highlights on the cover foretelling the beauty within.
If you have a dancer in your circle, or indeed, those who are keen in the library and borrow every dance book, this would be a welcome addition to any collection
Have a look at it in this clip……