"Pace's funny, matter-of-fact advice ... works in harmony with Pham's expressive watercolor pen-and-ink artwork ... kids who aren't into frilly will welcome this departure from typical ballerina books."Kirkus Reviews
"Pace and Pham have choreographed a delightful tale ... readers will applaud this elegantly designed, well-told story. Brava, indeed." KirkusSchool Library Journal
"This story of perseverance and determination will appeal to young dancers."Publishers Weekly
"Pham and Pace are entirely in sync in this sweetly goth "how to" for vampirettes."
About the Author
Anne Marie Pace (annemariepace.com)
has had stories, poems, and articles for kids published in such magazines as Highlights for Children, My Friend, Wee Ones, and On the Line.
A 2005 Grand Prize winner in the Smartwriters W.I.N. contest as well as a 2009 SCBWI Barbara Karlin Award Letter of Merit recipient, her first picture book, NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS, was published in September 2010 by Scholastic Book Clubs.
LeUyen Pham (leuyenpham.com/) is the prolific and bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore and God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pham has also written and illustrated her own works, including All the Things I Love About You and Big Sister, Little Sister. A former animator for Dreamworks, she lives with her husband and two sons in San Francisco.