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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova | Laurel Snyder
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The world is big. Anna is small. The snow is everywhere and all around. But one night . . . One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain. So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Beautiful, inspirational, and triumphant, Anna Pavlova's life is masterfully captured in this exquisite picture book. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
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GatheringBooks
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#HeatOfJuly Day 2: For #OneDance, here is a picturebook biography of Anna Pavlova, which tells the hard-fought journey of a wide-eyed little girl who would later become a worldwide sensation in the field of dance, particularly the Imperial Russian Ballet. Full review: https://gatheringbooks.org/2016/05/25/nonfiction-wednesday-anna-discovers-the-so...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That looks beautiful! 1y
bookwrm526 That is gorgeous!! 1y
BarbaraBB Wow. How beautiful 😍 1y
JillR We have this and my daughter loves it 💕 1y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Lovely picture book biography of ballerina Anna Pavlova, who came from poverty, worked very hard to achieve her dream, and never forgot her roots when she became famous.

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JillR
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This is just the most beautiful picture book. I have to try not to sob at the end every time. "Anna was born for this. There are furs and riches. Kings and Queens. Pearls to be worn. Toasts to be drunk. But it is not enough. Anna remembers a small cold room, a lonely girl at a window...somewhere, there are people who haven't heard the music." The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova. #raisingreaders