Posted on July 13, 2012. Filed under: Ballet, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Young Clair-de-Lune is the daughter of a famous dancer in the 1850’s. Her father is gone, never talked about, and her mother is gone, too. Clair-de-Lune’s mother was called La Lune, and she danced a solo in a ballet about swans long before Anna Pavlova and “The Dying Swan.” ¬†One night, when Clair-de-Lune was just […]

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The Dragon Princess

Posted on June 25, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books, Misleading Books | Tags: , , , , , , |

This book looked good in the library. But when I got home and read it, I was tremendously disappointed. It has a very good concept– a princess turns into a dragon when she gets angry. But she’s not a cute little pink dragon, but a enormous, green-scaled, fire breathing one. She scares away just about […]

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