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Ballet of the Elephants
Author: Leda Schubert

ISBN: 9781596430754
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 34
Published: 4 April 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0 x 1.2
Description:
Sparking watercolors-and-ink illustrations dance across the page and spill out onto a horizontal foldout of elephants and ballerinas spotlighted together in the true story of "Circus Polka," choreographed in 1942 by George Balanchine, with music by Igor Stravinsky and performances by John Ringling North's elephants. Robert Andrew Parker brings his love of theater, dance, and costume to this captivating story.

Leda Schubert's background note includes black-and-white photos of the actual performance.

About the Author

Leda Schubert was the school library consultant for the Vermont Department of Education, and she has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College.

About the Illustrator

Robert Andrew Parker a costume and set designer, fine artist and printmaker, has work in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan, and the Whitney. His many children's books include Cold Feet, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Action Jackson, a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book. ...

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