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Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig is a charming, 40 page, full color, hardcover book which tells the tale of Gwendolyn and Omar–two best friends who have big dreams. Gwendolyn longs to dance and Omar wants to join the football team. There’s just one problem–they’re both pigs! How will Natasha Levertov, “the greatest teacher of dance in ze vorld,” help them make their dreams come true?
Adorable illustrations and charming text make this story fun to read and look at. It’s not just for aspiring dancers but shows children the joy of pursuing what they love.
“Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig is a delightful book for both girls and boys. It is a classic example for children to know that if they really want to do something they can find the way no matter what others think or what the odds.”
Richard Rutherford, former principal dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Picture Book / Hard Cover / 8.5 x 11
40 Pages / Ages 3-8
Author – David Ira Rottenberg
Illustrator – Lesley Anderson
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Unbreakable, lightweight, 11 oz. plastic Gwendolyn Mug. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
$7.95 plus $3.00 for shipping and handling.
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Soldiers of Beauty is a sumptuous book. It celebrates ballet in a unique combination of poetry and art that appeals to the mind, the emotions and the senses. The book dances, leaps and sings to all the rhythms, sounds and colors of ballet. Rottenberg writes from the point of view of the dancers, the lovers of dance and the lovers of the dancers. The poetry is funny, sad and beautiful. The artwork is simple, sensitive and vivid. Every page is a true delight. It is exciting to see and to read. Soldiers of Beauty is a book to cherish for yourself and give to your friends. For ages 12 and up.
“The book delivered a poignant and soulful performance. Like any true dancer, it came from the heart. I enjoyed it tremendously and it was wonderful to get to the end without any blisters on my feet!” Jennifer Gelfand, former principal dancer, Boston Ballet
“… David touches the heart of our art form through his words… the love, the sacrifice, joy and pain. Beautifully done!” Melianie Atkins, Soloist, Boston Ballet
“Poetry, art and ballet! Soldiers of Beauty is a perfect book for anyone who loves dance.” Tony Williams, Artistic Director, Balletrox
“The writer has a great sense of the soul of dancers…. For anyone who knows anything about dance, especially ballet, reading this book will be an absorbing and meaningful experience.” Richard Rutherford, former principle dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, former associate Artistic Director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Poetry Book / Soft Cover
84 Pages / 8.5 x 11/ Ages 12 and up
Author – David Ira Rottenberg
Illustrations – Various Artists
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