Invitation to Ballet A Celebration of Dance and Degas
Invitation to Ballet
A Celebration of Dance and Degas
By Carolyn Vaughan
Illustrator Rachel Isadora
Works of art by Edgar Degas
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2012
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0260-2
  • EAN: 9781419702600
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

In this invitation to ballet, young readers learn all about what happens in ballet class. Works of art by French impressionist Edgar Degas bring the ballet vividly to life, while illustrations by Rachel Isadora picture modern-day girls and boys practicing ballet positions and steps. Complete with a brief history of ballet and a biography of Edgar Degas, Invitation to Ballet is sure to delight every child who dreams of one day becoming a world-class dancer.

Praise for Invitation to Ballet
"The real treat is seeing Isadora’s picture-book portraits of students juxtaposed with the ethereal works of Edgar Degas, the 19th-century master of ballet painting."
New York Times

"This beautifully illustrated volume offers young dancers an introduction to ballet. Isadora’s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations give the book enormous child appeal while visually defining the terms for positions and movements students will learn in class. A captivating invitation to the beauty of ballet."

"This beautifully illustrated book is an introduction to ballet enhanced by the accompanying paintings of Edgar Degas."
Reading Today Online

About the author

Carolyn Vaughan is an author and former editor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She lives in New York City. Rachel Isadora, a former ballerina and a Caldecott Honor–winning creator of children’s books, lives in New York City.