Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Julie Morstad
"The world is big. Anna is small. The snow is everywhere and all around. But one night . . ." One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain. So begins the journey of a girl who will grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her. Canadian artist Julie Morstad's graceful illustrations perfectly suit this lovely story.