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Angelina and the Princess (Angelina Ballerina)

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Available for the first time from Viking, Angelina and the Princess and Angelina on Stage are two beloved Angelina Ballerina stories. In Angelina and the Princess, Angelina hopes to dance the starring role, but instead is cast in a tiny part. She is so disappointed that she wants to quit ballet. Eventually, though, she decides to work hard for her friends in the performanc ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 19th 2006 by Viking Books for Young Readers (first published 1984)
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Samantha
Nov 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Another Angelina book, even more fun and dancing. I was so glad that Angelina got her chance in the end! =)
Margaux Brink
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Summary: This book is about a little mouse named Angelina who goes to ballet school and is auditioning for the lead role in their production. On the day of the audition, Angelina gets sick and her mom will not let her go to tryouts. Angelina then sneaks out of her house and attends auditions sick, despite her mother's orders. Angelina messes up and does not get one of the lead parts in the production. She is so upset but her mom reminds her that not everything in life is fair and all you can do ...more
Katharine
Oct 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This story is about Angelina who really wants the major part in a ballet because they are performing in front of The Princess of Mouseland. She is so determined to get the part that she practices far into the night when instead she should have been sleeping. Her mom declares her ill the next morning, but Angelina sneaks out to go try out anyway. Because she wasn't feeling well, two other girls got the leading roles. She was given a minor role, but her mother, after seeing her upset, told her to ...more
Mikayela Talley
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
8.) Angelina and the Princess is a girly read about a ballerina mouse. Angelina has worked very hard to tryout for the lead part in her school's annual recital. However, after getting sick and sneaking out of her house, Angelina the mouse does not receive the role that she was really wanting. The story comes to an end with Angelina accepting her role and being the back up for the position that she had originally wanted because the girl that got it ended up getting hurt and could not perform. The ...more
Lisa Overberg
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
This wonderful story is about Angelina, a small mouse, who wants to be the major part in a ballet because the company is performing in front of The Princess of Mouseland. She is so determined to earn the part that she practices late into the night when instead she should have been sleeping. She becomes ill the next morning upon awakening but decides sneaks out of her home against her mother's wishes to go try out anyway. Due to not feeling well, two other female mice land the roles and she was g ...more
Alexandria Hiam
Angelina wanted desperately to play the part of one of the flower fairies in the ballet at Miss Lilly's studio. Unfortunately she stayed up too late the night before and was actually not well the day of the tryouts and she was given a lesser role. Although Angelina had not gotten the role she wanted, her mother told her not to worry, but to do a good job in the role she was given. As it turned out, the day of the show, one of the flower fairies broke her ankle and Angelina (having memorized thei ...more
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Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Angelina wanted desperately to play the part of one of the flower fairies in the ballet at Miss Lilly's studio. Unfortunately she stayed up too late the night before and was actually not well the day of the tryouts and she was given a lesser role. Although Angelina had not gotten the role she wanted, her mother told her not to worry, but to do a good job in the role she was given. As it turned out, the day of the show, one of the flower fairies broke her ankle and Angelina (having memorized thei ...more
Patty
Nov 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-picture
The illustrations are very pretty and the story is sweet. There are plenty of surprises, when Angelina works herself sick practicing her plies and pirouettes only to stumble when the day of auditioning for the "Dance of the Flower Fairies." Even so, Angelina bounces back and work hard. In the end, she meets a princess and gets to do what she loves best---dance ballet.

For those familiar with the Accelerated Reader Program, this is a level 4.4 book.
Janet
Angelina was ill the day of tryouts for the special ballet, but she attended the tryouts anyway and all did not go well. But when it came time for the performance Angelina saved the day and the show went on for the Princess of Mouseland the invited guest. Love the "human" details that the mice portray in the illustrations for this series and this title's illustrations were especially good.
Kimberly
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-with-kids
Both kids agree that this was a good book. When Angelina decided to not let her being sick stop her my son knew she was in for some trouble because she needed her rest and was not at her best. My son said, "Oh no, this isn't going to be good!" They wanted to know what happened next and both were on the edge of their seats. Fun story time book.
Eirene Ritznore
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I think this one was my absolute favorite Angelina Ballerina book as a kid. The dress that the princess wears is so beautiful. The illustrations are fabulous. I want to transport myself into this book!
Heather
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-library
39 months - Angelina is always a hit in our house but I loved the lessons in this one. Angelina isn't perfect at everything but with a good friend to help and lots of practice she can learn to do something well. An even better lesson is to stick by your friends even when they are struggling.
Catherine
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it
The grandkids are here today, so we are reading. Callie loved this book Because what's not to love about a book with a princess and is taking it home. The pictures are fun and interesting and the story teaches about being disappointed but doing your best anyway.
Sara
Apr 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Fine, I love these books okay?!?!? They are adorable
Angela Hutchinson
Read to a small group of students. This is a book out of the Angelina series. The students liked looking at the pictures in this book to read the story.
Peggy
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
My child enjoys these stories and that's why I read them to her . . .
Desiree
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fun Angelina Ballerina book that teaches life lessons about how to continue even when life doesn't go as planned.
Alexandria
Nov 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love ballet. The story is good so are the pictures.
Elizabeth
When Henry showed up in real armor at the end, my 7 year old laughed out loud!
Xiao Yu
Gift from Aunt Sarah - Christmas 2006
Ashley
Apr 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This book teaches a good lesson about how even when you do not get what you want, you still need to do your part and maybe it can help you reach your goal.
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
Angelina wanted a leading part in the play but she did not get it until the girl who got it hurts her foot. R.R.
Tanya
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, i-own-it
My dancer daughters loved this story about Angelina saving the ballet recital. I love the old fashioned illustrations in their pastel colors. I just think this is a really pretty book.
Andd Becker
Sep 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Girls who like princess stories will enjoy reading this book about a ballerina who saves the day. The theme is the value of preparedness.
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Katharine Holabird is an American writer, best known as the author of the Angelina Ballerina series.

As a child, Holabird was an avid reader who loved fairy tales and stories about heroic animals, and she frequently saw ballets like Cinderella and Swan Lake with her grandmother. The young, imaginative Holabird loved animals, playing in her tree house, and dancing with her sisters. In 1969, she rece
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