Dancing in the wings

by Allen, Debbie,

Format: Print Book 2000
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Summary
Sassy wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream. When a famous director comes to visit her class, Sassy does her best to get his attention with her high jumps and bright leotard.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5^-8. Though tall and lanky for a ballerina, Sassy loves to dance and dreams of performing on stage. She is hurt when a classmate refers to her as "tyrannosaurus," but heartened by her Uncle Redd's belief that she's so tall and pretty, "All you gotta do to make your mark on the world is walk into a room." At an audition for a summer dance festival, a Russian ballet master echoes the same sentiment, choosing Sassy for the festival. The closing pages show her onstage, in the spotlight, partnered by an even taller young man. One of the few ballet books featuring an African American protagonist, this story echoes the dreams and fears of many young dancers. The artwork, using oil paints over pencil drawings, is sometimes exaggerated in expression or gesture, but clearly shows the characters' attitudes and emotions. Both text and illustrations portray family relationships deftly and with touches of humor. A lively picture book for aspiring dancers. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "PW called this tale of a hopeful young ballet dancer who complains of her too-big feet and too-long legs "inspirational," adding that "Nelson depicts the heroine with a grace that belies her self-image." Ages 4-8. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ballet -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Teasing -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2000
Contributors Nelson, Kadir, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780756970222 (prebound-sewn)
9780803725010
0803725019
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