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Ballet of the Elephants

Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

Roaring Brook Press

Sparking watercolors-and-ink illustrations dance across the page and spill out onto a horizontal foldout of elephants and ballerinas spotlighted together--in the true story of "Circus Polka," choreographed in 1942 by George Balanchine, with music by Igor Stravinsky and performances by John Ringling North's elephants. Robert Andrew Parker brings his love of theater, dance, and costume to this captivating story. Leda Schubert's background note includes black-and-white photos of the actual performance.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

  • LEDA SCHUBERT was the school library consultant for the Vermont Department of Education, and she has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College.

    ROBERT ANDREW PARKER a costume and set designer, fine artist and printmaker, has work in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan, and the Whitney. His many children's books include Cold Feet, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Action Jackson, a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book. He and his wife live in West Cornwall, Connecticut, where he is the drummer for the Bob Parker Quintet.
  • Leda Schubert
  • Robert Andrew Parker
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Ballet of the Elephants

Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List
  • Hardcover

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Roaring Brook Press

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