Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

9781452118901Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder and Julie Morstad

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.

This beautiful and inspiring picture book biography follows Anna Pavlova throughout her life, from her first time seeing ballet and wanting it herself, through the very end of her life. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and the text perfectly and hauntingly describes the power of Anna Pavlova’s dancing and the beauty of her life.

This is definitely one of my very favorites of the year!

Be sure to check this out if you love ballet, interesting biographies, poetry, or incredible illustrations.

Reviewed by: Lara (Haggard Library)

 

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