Written with the utmost warmth and tenderness by Laurel Snyder and recreated into awe-inspiring pictures by the inimitable Julie Morstad, this cannot fail to be a future award winner with such an established picture book pairing.
Anna, a gifted child, overcomes poverty and adversity to triumphantly realise her talent, performing to audiences all over the world.
Morstad’s mixed media illustrations translate beautifully across each spread with the softness and empathy required for such a unique story.
This is a definite ‘must’ for any aspiring ballerina.
Her brave and inspirational journey can’t help but instil an attitude of tenacity and hope for young readers, which can often be lacking these days.