Dreamer Ballerina
Sarah Rubin
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 304pp
ISBN: 978-1-906427-61-0
Publication date: January 2011
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Looking at her ratty-tatty, used-to-be-white, too-big high-tops, and then at her skinny chicken legs poking up from the ground, you’d never think that Casey Quinn could ever be a ballerina.

But just because Casey can’t do ballet in high-tops doesn’t mean she can’t dance. She has more grace in her pinkie toe than the local pinky-pink, richer girls put together. Casey has a dream to dance in New York - and no one is going to stop her.

Sarah Rubin's DREAMER BALLERINA is a feel-good ballet story to rival BILLY ELLIOT and in the spirit of Noel Streatfeild’s Ballet Shoes.

'Sarah Rubin has created strong, complex and diverse characters'
Scotsman

My right foot comes oh-so-slowly to stand beside my left foot. Then I start swaying - hop to the left, hop to the right. My one-two-step power dance.

I am spinning and swaying on the sidewalk in front of Vicky’s Ballet Studio. Everyone can see, driving by in their shiny new Cadillac cars. A

"I spent most of my childhood in costume, directing my younger siblings in lavish living room productions. After stealing the show as The Littlest Christmas Tree in The Snow Queen Ballet, I finally hung up my dancing shoes in pursuit my one true love: writing."

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