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Angelina Ballerina Hardcover – June 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl; First Edition edition (June 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584856556
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584856559
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,069,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Holabird's sweet-dreams-to-stardom story can't miss. It's all of a light-hearted, light-footed piece."--Kirkus. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Illus. in full color. Angelina is so busy dancing that she does nothing else. Her parents are in despair until they send her to ballet school --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The illustrations are darling and the story is sweet.
Katherine F. Vizcarra
She is hoping that Santa Clause will bring her the rest of the Angelina books!
Elizabeth Vazquez
I bought it for my 3 yr old granddaughter and she loves it!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Catherine S. Vodrey on August 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Katharine Holabird's "Angelina Ballerina" is fun for any aspiring ballerina. Angelina Mouseling--a wee white mouse--loves to dance, to the exclusion of all other activities. She won't clean her room, she won't help clear the table, she listens to neither her mother or her father because she is dancing, dancing, dancing at every waking moment. Everything changes when her parents recognize that her interest needs to be taken seriously. Mr. and Mrs. Mouseling do just that when they go shopping and come home with--ooooh!--a ballerina's tutu for Angelina to wear.
Shortly thereafter, Angelina begins ballet lessons. Her perseverence pays off and she becomes a famous ballerina. In the interim, however, the attention her parents have paid to her love of ballet pays off in the form of her willingness to do all the things she didn't want to do before, because now she can dance all she likes in ballet class and in recitals.
I agree with the comments that have been made about the subdued sexism here. Angelina is presented as someone who is too fast and too nimble for the boys on the playground, but later in the book--once she has gotten what she wants--she is described as letting the boys catch her after all. It's a jarring note in an otherwise perfectly charming book.
Special mention must be made of Helen Craig's detailed, charming drawings. She doesn't completely anthropomorphize the mouse characters--they are clearly little animals, with anatomically correct limbs and quivering whiskers, but Craig somehow manages to humanize them and make them utterly winsome and dear. All around a very nice book for the aspiring ballerina!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is by far my daughter's favorite book, and I'm glad. Angelina is a wonderful little girl (mouse) and a great role model. She has a dream, to be a ballerina, and the book is all about her hard work and determination in fulfilling that dream. At the end of the book, you feel the delight of her achievement, and hopefully, go away feeling that you too can achieve the dreams of your heart.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Buccie on January 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I wanted to let everyone know that this "special" 25th edition, really isn't all that special after all. The book jacket does have a special glitter on it that wasn't in the original. However, with my 2 year old, the book jackets quickly are taken off of books and put away for safe keeping.

Underneath the jacket, the main cover is rather washed out with no vivid colors and no glitter. Aside from a small 25 year logo in the upper right hand corner of the book, there isn't any other special features that I could see.

Also, throughout the book, the illustrations appear to be not as vivid in color as the older one we were constantly checking out from the library. It is close, but not quite as vibrant. And the last page has sort of strong orange overtones as if the printing was a little off. Probably not noticable if you hadn't seen another copy, but disappointing to me because I am so familiar with the older library edition.

It is printed in China and you can tell it from the cheap quality of the cover and not as vivid illustrations as the older library edition.

Still a wonderful book. However I would recommend trying to get the regular edition and not the 25th edition. But if the regular edition or a used copy of the regular edition in good condition is not available, then get this one. All young girls love to read this over and over and having your own copy is great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This series is wonderful literature for kids! The pictures are excellent and fit the story well. I read it to my kids now and they really love it. I think that they like Angelina Ballerina more than the all-famous Bernstein Bears! I recommend this series to everybody who enjoys good literature!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By retroredux VINE VOICE on December 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
beautifully illustrated, heartwarming childrens stories. Even though the Angelina stories are geared towards girls, my little boy, at 8, enjoyed these as well, especially when mom read to him. These are good stories to read to your child at bedtime.

The artwork is detailed and delightful to look at-you'll see new things each time you look, and children love that that every scene is filled with many little mice.

This Angelina story deals our hopes and dreams(in Angelina's case constant dancing)-to follow your dreams but at the same time know there is a time and place for fun, and a time to do your work. Each book is filled with wonderful life lessons told in a gentle, non preachy way.

I highly recommend this series for any child.

5 stars!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anne Woods on February 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
My daughter has fallen in love with this book and the character of Angelina so quickly. It is a wonderful book with beautiful illustrations and we enjoy reading it so much. My daughter was already interested in ballet but this book has brought her imagination to a new level. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a young girl.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa age 13 on September 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I think that Angelina inspires young dancers to fulfill their dreams. She is spunky and delightful. It's the perfect little gift for a young child. They don't have to be interested in ballet to enjoy this book. I am a pre-professional ballet dancer. This book means a lot to me for it was my favorite book when I was younger and it still is one of my favorites.
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