Doubleday Books for Young Readers B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet (American Ballet Theatre)
Doubleday Books for Young Readers B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet (American Ballet Theatre)

B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet (American Ballet Theatre)

By John Robert Allman

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Publication Date: September 22, 2020

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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2

An A-Z celebration of the world of ballet, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.

A is for arabesque, B is for Baryshnikov, and C is for Coppélia in this beautifully illustrated, rhyming A-Z of ballet terminology, stars, dances, positions, creators, history, and more. In partnership with the American Ballet Theatre, here is a book that fans will adore, from children just starting ballet to adults who avidly follow this graceful artform.

Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A-Z, the dazzling, creative wordplay forms a graceful pas de deux with the stylish, swooping lines and rich color of the sumptuous illustrations, making this a highly giftable book to give to any dance fan. A glossary of terms, biographies, and dance history completes this beautiful and informational volume.

Series Overview: Fall 2020: B Is for Ballet (picture book); Boys Dance! (picture book)

Fall 2021: Young Dancers (photographic picture book); My Daddy Is a Ballet Dancer (picture book)

Fall 2022: Robin Preiss Glasser picture book

TBD 2023: Middle grade graphic novel; YA graphic novel

Fall 2023: Robin Preiss Glasser picture book

About the Author

JOHN ROBERT ALLMAN lives in New York City, where he works in marketing for television and theater. He is the author of A is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z and Bpys Dance! He saw his first ballet, Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, when he was seven. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Johnny_Allman.

RACHAEL DEAN is a children’s book illustrator based the United Kingdom. She often finds inspiration for her work in nature and in the many different countries she has traveled to. Follow Rachael on Instagram at @rachaeladean.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE is one of the greatest dance companies in the world. Revered as a national treasure since its founding season in 1940, its mission is to create, present, preserve, and extend the great repertoire of classical dancing for the widest possible audience. Headquartered in New York City, ABT is the only cultural institution of its size and stature to extensively tour, enchanting audiences for eight decades in 50 US states, 45 countries, and over 480 cities worldwide. ABT’s repertoire includes full-length classics from the nineteenth century, the finest works from the early twentieth century, and acclaimed contemporary masterpieces. In 2006, by an act of Congress, ABT became America’s National Ballet Company®. Find out more at ABT.org and follow ABT dancers at @abtofficial on Instagram, on Twitter at @ABTBallet, and on Facebook at @AmericanBalletTheatre.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Illustrator Residence: Liverpool, UK

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

ISBN: 9780593180945

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