James Mayhew - Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop - Hachette Children's Group

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

By James Mayhew

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Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical
ballet adventure.

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical
ballet adventure.

Discover a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls in in this beautiful introduction to classic ballet, La Boutique Fantastique. With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas.

Look out for the other books in the series:

Ella Bella and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake
Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella
Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty
Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781408336861
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
A Christmas James Mayhew book - what a treat! Everyone's favourite ballerina steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure. A complete joy. — Angels and Urchins
Exquisitely and richly detailed illustrations throughout, this is perfect for little ballerinas. — Zoe James-Williams, South Wales Evening Post
This charming picture book with timeless illustrations is ideal for children who love ballet, theatre and a touch of magic. — BookTrust
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