Samantha on Stage
Eleven-year-old Samantha has always been the best in her ballet class, but when she sees the new Russian girl dance she begins to wonder who will get the coveted lead in the school's production of the Nutcracker ballet.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Scholastic
(first published 1979)
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May 28, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We borrowed this book because of the ballet theme. Our girls liked it, especially the descriptions of the ballet steps and performances. I thought it was a bit forced, and we didn't get lost in the story like we have with other books. Overall, though, it was pretty good.