Pirouette: Ballet Stories
Pirouette: Ballet Stories
Pirouette: Ballet Stories
Harriet Castor
Themes such as friendship, rivalry, disappointment, and success run through these tales about dance and dancers. There are autobiographical contributions from famous prima ballerinas such as Margot Fonteyn, as well as stories by popular writers such as Cynthia Voigt, Noel Streatfeild, and Michelle Magorian. This artfully chosen anthology will delight any dancer or fan of the ballet.

Book Details


  • Anthology
  • Biography

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The Pirouette is a collection of fiction short stories based on ballet life. Harriet Castor has chosen the stories for the book. The book has sixteen short stories meant for teens. The focus is the different problems and achievements made by young girls in the ballet world. Harriet Castor wrote one story called Grace, based on how a young girl who did not have the dream of ballet but her mom did.

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"Pirouette: Ballet Stories" by Harriet Castor is a collection of fifteen short stories about ballet. While some underlying themes are similar, the stories themselves, the characters and plot events are different. The ages of the dancers vary, as do the genders. Also, most stories take place in different nations. By the end of the book, readers will have learned a few ballet terms.

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