Angelina's Cinderella

Katharine Holabird

Book - 2015

"Angelina and the other mouselings at Miss Lilly's Ballet School perform Cinderella on tour, battling homesickness and bad luck to ensure the show will go on"--

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New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) [2015]
Main Author
Katharine Holabird (-)
Other Authors
Helen Craig (illustrator)
Item Description
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd., 2012."
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Ages 3 up.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Booklist Review

Miss Lilly's Ballet School hits the road, taking their production of Cinderella throughout Mouseland. When Angelina climbs aboard the little blue bus, their trip seems like a glorious adventure. However, as the reality of touring (unload scenery, set up stage, rehearse, dance title role, pack up, reload bus, travel, repeat) takes hold, the tired little mouse looks forward to the tour's conclusion at Von Whiskers Castle. An accident destroys their scenery, but all the dancers respond by working hard to create a new set for their final, magical performance. Holabird writes with precision and attention to detail, and Craig's distinctive ink-and-watercolor artwork is full of quiet charm. From the profusion of blooming plants depicted on the endpapers to the many scenes set in the countryside, the castle, and its gardens, this is surely one of the prettiest picture books in the Angelina Ballerina series. A beguiling adventure for Angelina's many fans.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2015 Booklist

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Review by School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In the latest installment in the series, Angelina and friends are touring Mouseland and dancing Cinderella. Touring with the ballet troupe is fun but tiring for the mouselings who deal with lost wands, homesickness, tired toes, and a final tragedy in which the entire set is ruined during a storm. Luckily, the final stop for the tour is at the beautiful Von Whiskers Castle, where Angelina and her ingenious mouse friends are able to use the flowers in the garden to build a new set for the final performance. Illustrations and story line for this installment are a carbon copy of those in other books in this series. VERDICT Purchase where Angelina and her twinkle-toed friends have a following.-Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Horn Book Review

Mouse Angelina and her ballet troupe tour the countryside performing Cinderella. When their scenery and props are damaged, they improvise with garden materials. Readers who love ballet will enjoy the details of a dancer's life, but this is also a gentle story about having new adventures and overcoming obstacles. Craig's art is appropriately frothy and delicate. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

The ballerina mouse and her friends take their show on the road. Angelina and her fellow ballet students board a little blue bus to present the Cinderella Dance Tour in towns all over Mouseland. Angelina is happy to be featured in the starring role, but some of her fellow student performers are not in such good spirits. There are mishaps on stage, lost props, upset stomachs, uncomfortable beds, and a good dose of homesickness. On the way to their final destination, their bus becomes mired in the mud after a rainstorm, and the scenery is ruined. Not to worry. Their hostess, Countess Von Whiskers, suggests a visit to her castle gardens, where Angelina is inspired by Cinderella's magical pumpkin. She and the other mouselings gather flowers and vines to re-create everything they will need to dance under the stars for their grand finale. Angelina's fans will enjoy this different take on the ballet world that is not so much a retelling of the classic fairy tale as a gentle glimpse into the travails of a traveling troupe. Craig's signature watercolors are the ideal medium for the pretty scenery, flowers, and dancing mice. It's one more satisfying adventure for Angelina and her many followers. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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