Pippa by Design
A Story of Ballet and Costumes
Claudia Logan, illustrated by Chesley McLaren
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Heavily illustrated with photos and artwork, full of factual tidbits from the world of ballet, all woven into an engaging narrative for young readers, Pippa by Design is a fun-filled read perfect for fashionistas and dancers-to-be, from author Claudia Logan and illustrator Chesley McLaren.
Pippa does not finish every activity she starts or get picked for everything—unlike her sister Verity. Pippa does, however, love to draw fashion designs in her special sketchbook, while she waits in the hallway to pick up Verity at ballet practice.
There’s a big hullabaloo when Verity announces that she’s been chosen to dance in a performance of The Sleeping Beauty, and another hullabaloo later when Pippa discovers her sketchbook has gone missing. But all isn’t lost—with the help of a secret admirer, new friends, and even her sister, Pippa finds herself invited into a world she never imagined, and a place where she truly belongs.
Wednesday, March 13
Me: Pippa. Eleven years old. Not an interesting age or number, unless you are doing multiplication tables, in which case it’s handy.
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