Swan Lake, Coppelia, Gisele, Cinderella, La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird, Petrouchka and The Sleeping Beauty . . . this beautiful collection brings together ten best-loved stories from the ballet. Geraldine McCaughrean's sparkling retellings capture all the magic and drama of these timeless stories, which are brought to life by Angela Barrett's exquisite illustrations. A classic collection to treasure.
This beautiful collection brings together ten of the best-loved stories from the ballet.
"McCaughrean could rewrite the shipping forecast and make is sound riveting - she has a wonderful talent for drawing children straight into the story." The Sunday Telegraph
Geraldine McCaughrean has been awarded many prizes for her writing, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award for A Little Lower than the Angels and the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for A Pack of Lies. She was awarded the Blue Peter Book Award for her retelling of A Pilgrim's Progress and Peter Pan in Scarlet, her authorised sequel to the children's classic Peter Pan, was published in 2004. Geraldine lives in Berkshire and has a young daughter.
Angela Barrett is a hugely talented and internationally acclaimed figure in illustration. She completed a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. Her first title, The King, The Cat and The Fiddle, was runner-up in the Mother Goose Award in 1984. Since then, Angela has illustrated numerous titles and won many awards for her work, including the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1993 for Beware, Beware! She lives and works in London.