Dancing Star by Gladys Malvern
The Story of Anna Pavlova

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In this biographical novel, Gladys Malvern shares the incredible story of Anna Pavlova, one of the most revered and celebrated ballerinas of all time. Malvern presents Pavlova’s life in enchanting prose, allowing the reader to experience Pavlova’s inspirational first exposure to a performance of Sleeping Beauty, the origination of her defining dance The Dying Swan, her illustrious rise to fame as a prima ballerina, and her extensive world tours.
 
You don’t have to be a fan of the ballet to enjoy this captivating tale, available for the first time in ebook.
 

About Gladys Malvern

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Gladys Malvern authored over 40 books, including many popular historical novels for young adults. Many of her works focus on entertainers, having had a successful career in theater, herself. She began acting at age 3 and performed on Broadway in 1908, at age 11, in a production of The Man Who Stood Still. She toured as an actress and vaudeville performer extensively into her early twenties, when she began a career writing copy at a Los Angeles based advertising agency. After over a decade in advertising, and with growing confidence in her ability to write and sell books, she dedicated herself to a new career as an author. She won the Julia Ellsworth Ford Foundation Award for Valiant Minstrel in 1943 and, in 1958, Behold Your Queen! was a main selection of the Junior Literary Guild.
 
Published July 7, 2013 by the Gladys Malvern estate. 145 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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