Miss Tutu's Star by Leslea Newman

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Selena is a little girl “who does not walk so much as twirl.” When her mother takes her to Miss Tutu’s school of ballet, Selena has a bit of trouble with some of the steps, but still she practices and practices to get them right. Finally the time comes for Selena to make her debut. But she is terrified. Will her fear stop her from becoming Miss Tutu’s star?


Lesléa Newman’s lyrical and humorous story about achieving one’s dream is perfectly matched with Carey Armstrong-Ellis’s witty and charming illustrations, which are filled with little stories of their own.

F&P level: I
F&P genre: RF
 

About Leslea Newman

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Lesléa Newman is the author of fifty books for adults and children, including Eight Nights of Chanukah and Just Like Mama. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.lesleakids.com. Carey Armstrong-Ellis is the illustrator of the bestselling Twelve Days books. She lives in Cape Neddick, Maine. Visit her online at www.slugworksrocks.com.
 
Published August 1, 2010 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Selena’s round face and round derriere displayed in her stage bow after a performance that literally knocks over her fellow students are not likely to be seen in any serious ballet school, nor would a ballet teacher demonstrate standing on pointe to such little children.

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