Angelina practices her ballet walk and curtsy in preparation for serving as a bridesmaid in Princess Eliza's wedding. Dressed for the ceremony, she and Princess Sophie venture out to explore the gardens and become trapped in a ruined tower, but Angelina's cousin Henry saves the day. Lovers of the Angelina Ballerina books will find plenty to enjoy here, from the familiar mouse characters to the richly detailed illustrations to the idea of being in a royal wedding. The story has drama as well as childlike details, while Craig's sensitive ink-and-watercolor illustrations are inviting and, in one case, entrancing. Preschool-Grade 2. --Carolyn Phelan
About the Author
Katharine Holabird’s first Angelina Ballerina book was published in 1983. After graduating from the Francis Parker School in Chicago, Katharine attended Bennington College in Vermont. She received a B.A. in Literature from Bennington in 1969, and then worked as a literary editor at the college for a year. The following year she went to Italy, where she became a freelance journalist. In 1974, Katharine married and moved with her husband, Michael Haggiag, to London, England where she lives today with her family.