Princess of the Wild Swans

Posted on July 14, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Princess Meriel and her five brothers are surprised when their father, the king, comes home from a trip with a new wife. Seeing as the queen died long ago, it seems reasonable, they decide. But the new queen drives the six children crazy with her new rules. When Meriel’s brothers disappear, she finds that the […]

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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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