James Mayhew - Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake - Hachette Children's Group

Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

By James Mayhew

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

Another sumptuous story featuring the delightful Ella Bella Ballerina in the most famous ballet of all, Swan Lake!

Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all?

Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn about the story behind Swan Lake.

Biographical Notes

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408300770
  • Publication date: 06 Oct 2011
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Varied use of colour and clever depiction of movement make this a truly enchanting book. — Scotsman
Mayhew gently introduces some of the world's most famous ballets to younger readers. — Cork Evening Echo
Exquisitely beautiful reworking of the Swan Lake story. — Ham & High
These books are a wonderful, accessible, introduction to the stories of the famous ballets; allowing little ones to believe that they too can leap into the dance and become part of the magic. — Culture Baby
Delightful — Parents In Touch
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