Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$17.99  $16.73
Chronicle Books
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9.1 X 12.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Laurel Snyder is the author of picture books, novels, and several collections of poetry. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied ballet at the Peabody Preparatory, Caryl Maxwell Ballet, and the Cultural Arts Institute. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she continues to dance, but mostly in her kitchen.

Julie Morstad is an award-winning artist who divides her creative energy between drawing, illustration, animation, and design. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


"Young ballet lovers will be smitten with the story."--Kirkus Reviews
"A tender, delicate recounting."-Publishers Weekly
"Exquisite."-The Horn Book Magazine
"An enchanting glimpse of a dancer whose name has come to be synonymous with her most famous role."--School Library Journal, starred review
"The words feel like a poem, and the artwork is outstanding. It is a seriously beautiful book."--Design Mom
"Elgantly captures the meaning of Anna Pavlova's extraordinary life...inspiring."--The San Francisco Chronicle
" With beautiful, graceful illustrations and poetic text, this book captures the spirit and charm of one of history's prima ballerinas."--Parents Press
"A masterpiece."--How Does She?
"As graceful in both visual and written line as the dancer it portrays, it is unrelenting in its depiction of work, inspiration and generosity."--Esme Codell, The Planet Esme Plan
"Captures Pavlova's essence beautifully."-Booklist
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