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Miss Lina's Ballerinas

  • Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Wicked Wish
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    • Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Wicked Wish

    • Miss Lina's Ballerinas
      Grace Maccarone; Illustrated by Christine Davenier
      Feiwel & Friends

    • Then one sunny day, a guest came to view

      Miss Lina's ten dancers plié and tendu.

      Miss Lina announced, "This is Mister Brisé.

      He'll watch you take class," she explained,...

      • Available in:

      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Prince
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  • Miss Lina's Ballerinas
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    • Miss Lina's Ballerinas

    • Miss Lina's Ballerinas
      Grace Maccarone; Christine Davenier, illustrator
      Feiwel & Friends

    • Nine little ballerinas will dance straight into your heart in this adorable story about making new friends and the joy of ballet.

      • Available in:

      • eBook

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Miss Lina's Ballerinas - Book Trailer

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Grace Maccarone

Grace Maccarone is a children’s book editor and the author of many books for young readers, including Miss Lina’s Ballerinas, illustrated by Christine Davenier, and the First Grade Friends series, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. She lives in Westchester, New York.

Grace Maccarone

Christine Davenier

As a young girl growing up in Tours, France, Christine Davenier loved listening to her older sister read fairy tales aloud. But she frequently found herself wondering, What does the princess’s beautiful dress look like? or How exquisite are her jewels? Christine was left to her own imagination, for the books had few illustrations. So it comes as little surprise that today, Christine embraces her career as an illustrator. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to create the illustrations I dreamed about seeing as a child,” she says.

When Christine was fourteen, she received her first box of watercolor paints, a gift from her grandmother. That was the beginning of many afternoons spent painting together in her grandmother’s garden. “My grandmother was an extraordinary woman,” Christine says. “Even though she worked in an office all her life, she was an artist through and through. She shared everything she knew about color—in painting and in life. Her wisdom and talent still inspire me today.”

She has illustrated many picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best. She lives in Paris, France.

Louis Bourjac