The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories by Jane Yolen
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Say it with dance! This gorgeous collection of stories from eight cultures will enchant young dancers. These eight stories each have a different dance as their central theme. End-notes explain the steps for each of the dances. Stunningly narrated by Juliet Stevenson.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple is Jane Yolen's daughter and sometime writing partner. Together they wrote the "Unsolved Mysteries from History" series. Heidi lives in Hatfield, MA. Cann has worked as an illustrator in Britain and abroad.
 
Published September 1, 2010 by Barefoot Books. 99 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel, Children's Books.

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Princesses, birds celestial and enchanted, trickster gods, sheep, birch fairies, goddesses and witches from Europe, the British Isles, Japan, Africa, the West Indies and ancient Egypt all dance in this attractive collection of eight tales.

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The compendium contains seven stories from across the centuries and continents (including ""Swan Lake,"" ""The Nutcracker,"" ""The Sleeping Beauty"" and ""Daphnis and Chloe""), prefaced by an introduction that discusses the dancers and composers who brought each ballet to life.

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The mother-daughter team behind The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories retells eight folktales featuring traditional dances.

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