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On Misty’s first day at dance class, she learned that they would be dancing the ballet Coppelia. Misty was instantly enchanted and inspired by the story of a toymaker and his doll, and she knew in her heart that she wanted to dance in the ballet. Even though Misty was nervous to audition, she leaned on the support of her fellow bunheads and found the confidence to learn the ballet. Soon, it was time to audition, and Misty was excited to learn she would be dancing Swanilda, her favorite part. Then, after weeks of practicing, it was time to perform, and Misty fell even more in love with the ballet, proud of what she and her friends performed.

Readers will want to dance and twirl along with Misty and her classmates in Bunheads. Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland will have her readers fall into the story and the ballet while also awaking a love for the story of Coppelia. There are beautiful illustrations by Setor Fiadzigbey, who captures the art of movement across the pages, leaving readers with the desire to learn. This book is a perfect example of ballet, friendship, and the beauty of storytelling through the art of dance.

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Author Misty Copeland, Illustrated by Setor Fiadzigbey
Star Count 5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date 2020-Oct-29
ISBN 9780399547645 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Children's