Ballet of the Elephants

Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

Roaring Brook Press

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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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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
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Ballet of the Elephants
Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker


Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List


Roaring Brook Press
April 2006
ISBN: 9781596430754
ISBN10: 1596430753
Picture Book
10 x 8 inches, 34 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 780L
F&P Level A-Z: Q
AR Quiz Number: 105274
AR Points: 0.5


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