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Là một người yêu thích tìm hiểu về các bộ môn nghệ thuật cổ điển phương Tây, đặc biệt là ballet (nhiều khi cũng ước ao múa được như người ta lắm :D), nên khi thấy cuốn sách này là mình phải mua ngay không chần chừ ^^ Về hình thức thì thôi khỏi nói, nhìn cái bìa là đã phát ham, đẹp muốn rụng tim luôn <3 <3 <3 Tranh vẽ minh họa các phân cảnh trong vở ballet thì khá lộng lẫy và duyên dáng. Phần tóm tắt nội dung cốt truyện của các vở cũng được trình bày rất chỉn chu và đẹp mắt. Nhưng điều mình yêu t...
Co-authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, who are also mother and daughter, tell the stories of seven classic ballets in this lovely anthology from Barefoot Books. Beginning with a very basic history of ballet as a dance form, they go on to tell both the history and story of Coppélia (Delibes), Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky), Cinderella (Prokofiev), The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), Shim Chung (Pickard), The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) and Daphnis and Chloe (Ravel). The narratives are accompanied by
My favorite ballet stories are in this book, great selection of classical ballet. I'm not a big fan of the Balanchine style but I am a lover of classical story ballet. I think that if these Balanchine choreographers were to make a ballet with a timeless story, music, and costume, the Balanchine style would be more tolerable and the sharp and crisp dance style might be more graceful and appealing. But honestly, Balanchine style usually looks like ballet on crack. Contemporary ballet and Neo-class...
Even thought this is a children's book, I couldn't resist the gorgeous artwork (that earns it at the very least two stars) by Rebecca Guay. The stories are a good, simple introduction to the tales of several popular ballets, but, honestly, I got it for the art alone. Recommended for any Guay fans, or young girls who love the ballet.
A lovely little book of Ballet stories. It's a collection of about seven of the more famous Ballets and their version of popular fairy tales. Which was interesting. Technically I've only seen the Nutcracker ballet. But I'm familiar with all most of the stories featured in this book, and three were brand new to me. After reading these I'm interested in actually maybe seeing these ballets performed. Especially the Korean one, Shim Chung. Also I enjoyed the introductions to each story, the history
I love Jane Yolen, BUT....she put too much verbiage into each of the storylines of the ballets, though she does provide backstories before the 5 or so page print versions (with less pictures) of the ballets' plot (with dialogue...not common in ballet), including mentioning famous dancers, composers, tidbits. The 'limited' illustrations are beautifully done...mentions the most recognizable ballets in history: Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Shin Chung (one of the most iconic ballets
This book is absolutely beautiful. Both the stories and illustrations are charming and they complement each other well. This would be a great read-aloud book.It would also pair well with Footnotes: Dancing the World's Best-Loved Ballets.
It has gorgeous beautiful pictures with ballet.But the retelling is not so interesting.For a child book, too tragic.
beautiful, as expected.
Wonderful book with so many ballet stories! The words are beautiful and they captured the spirit of ballet stories well with vivid pictures. My daughter has returned to the book regularly.
We read through Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty as part of our study on Tchaikovsky. Thoroughly enjoyed the retellings and illustrations.
If you have a ballerina in your house, this is worth checking out! Even if you don't, this book is a terrific introduction to some of the classical ballets in story form. Introductory notes, nice illustrations, and wonderfully written stories will make this a fun read for ballet devotees. Reading level is upper elementary; stories are fairly long/few pictures, making this a better read aloud to K+ than preschool.
I knew going in that the combination of Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay was going to be marvelous, but you can really see their love for, and experience with, ballet in every page. Each story is prefaced with a story about the ballet, and Guay's illustrations capture beautiful moments in each ballet.Well worth it for anyone who has ever loved ballet.
Who doesn't love Jane Yolen? These are the classic fairy tales retold in a ballet style- beautiful art and story, as always! Find this and other Barefoot Books on my website.
I LOVED this!
The Illistations are wonderful, and the writer does a great job of summing up the plot lines of some of the most loved ballets
I read this book when I was 8 or 9 and it was really good.