Ballerina Gets Ready
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Ballerina Gets Ready

by Allegra Kent
Illustrator(s): Catherine Stock
Paperback | Pages: 40
Size: 8 X 10 | USD: $6.99
ISBN: 9780823437658
Publication Date: January 30, 2017
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: L
Themes: Time
Recommendations: K,PW,SLJ

About the Book

From the time she wakes at 8 a.m. until the curtain rises at 8 p.m., a prime ballerina’s day is busy, busy, busy with classes, rehearsals and fittings, as well as meals and friendship.

Iris has a busy day before taking the stage in her ballet. She wakes up early and heads to the theater, where she has classes, costume fittings and rehearsals. With a break for lunch and an unexpected change in partners, soon enough it’s almost show time. At half an hour to curtain Iris gets her shoes ready and does a few chainés. The musicians tune their instruments as the stage manager calls for places. At 8:00 the curtain rises . . . and the dancing begins!


“A magical mystery tour for ballet lovers.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Aspiring dancers should be easily drawn into Kent’s methodical detailing of even the smallest moments of a dancer’s routine.”
Publishers Weekly

“Stock captures the casts’ dancing and resting postures beautifully, bringing their slender forms to life and assuredly captivating young readers with the art of ballet.”
School Library Journal