Publication date: January 2011
World Rights Rights sold: Audio World English, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, USA
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.
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