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The Little Ballerina

4.74  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Illustrated children's book. Carol is apparently recovering from polio. Her legs are not strong. The doctor recommends ballet, and she begins to become a little ballerina.
20 pages
Published January 1st 1958 by Rand McNally & Company
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Eileen
Dec 09, 2011 Eileen rated it it was amazing
This book is a treasured childhood memory.
Terri Berr
Sep 27, 2012 Terri Berr rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books from childhood. It inspired me to keep trying to do different things until I became better. Then when I had health issues, I remembered that the little ballerina took ballet classes. I can't do that, but I am taking exercise classes now. I can even walk without a cane. Didn't think she would inspire me twice.
Andrea
Nov 12, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing
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This was one of my favorite childhood books (1958 edition)
Lisa Mcbroom
Mar 11, 2017 Lisa Mcbroom rated it really liked it
As a child I owned a love this book. Having two left feet I was fascinated by ballerinas. Young Carol's legs are not strong and the doctor advises her to take ballet.
Sharon
Nov 11, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing
This is the book - one of the very few - books I owned as a child. I loved it beyond measure. Sadly, I realize now, that I wanted to get polio (it was the big scare of my childhood) so that I could take ballet! My parents knew nothing of dance, and I wanted more than anything to take ballet lessons. I still love the message, and one of these days, I'll have to get myself a copy! And, I always thought I looked just like the girl in the book!
Susan Rainwater
Jan 30, 2016 Susan Rainwater rated it really liked it
I loved loved loved this book as a very young child. I was fascinated by all of the costumes. It's great discovering how many other folks loved this book.
Niki
Jul 17, 2013 Niki rated it it was amazing
My favorite book from childhood.
Dani
Jun 08, 2012 Dani rated it it was amazing
My favorite childhood book after the Illustrated Children's Bible.
Connie Curtis
Jun 16, 2014 Connie Curtis rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books from my childhood. I took ballet, too, and I used to copy the moves from the pages.
Liz
Jan 02, 2013 Liz rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites as a child.
Mckinley
Jun 06, 2014 Mckinley rated it it was amazing
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Interesting story of a little girl with weak legs who takes up dancing. A lot of information about ballet steps and training. Both little girls and boys are shown.
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