It is 1995, and brilliant Australian Caroline can command everyone, except her own ghoulish mother. This means that things aren’t easy for Josh and Zoe, her husband and 12-year-old daughter. Josh teaches mime in Bristol and Zoe reads girls’ ballet books and longs for ballet lessons. Meanwhile, on the east coast of Africa, Hattie Thomas, Josh’s first love, has taken to writing girls’ ballet books from the turret of her fabulous house. Hattie wakes from a dream of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and asks herself about the composer, ‘Do his glasses look sexy?’ His glasses are just like Josh’s glasses from two decades earlier. From far and wide, they are all drawn together... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Francis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003512/bk_bbcw_003512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Barrows has won critical acclaim and become fabulously popular among young readers for her enchanting Ivy and Bean books. In Doomed to Dance, Ivy and Bean pester their parents into letting them take ballet lessons - but ballet isn't quite what the girls thought it would be! And now they have to get through the entire ballet course, just like they promised. Will they have to take part in the dreaded recital, or can the girls find a way to weasel out of it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003645/bk_reco_003645_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author Marilyn Singer's celebrated children's books have been named amongst the Top Ten Children's Books of the Year by Time. In this charming tale, Singer introduces Tallulah, a girl who wants nothing more than to be a ballerina. And not just any ballerina - a real one with a tutu! But when Tallulah finally gets to take a ballet class, she discovers that there's more to dancing than getting to wear a pretty, pink tutu. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007873/bk_reco_007873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild, read by Janet Streatfeild. 'I wonder...if other girls had to be one of us, which of us they'd choose to be?' Pauline longs to be an actress. Petrova is happiest playing with cars and engines. And if she could...Posy would dance all day! But when their benefactor Great-Uncle Matthew disappears, the Fossil girls share a future of a dazzling life onstage, where their dreams and fears will soon come true.... Noel Streatfeild once said that Ballet Shoes was 'really a fairy story with its feet halfway on the ground' - a magical description for a magical book. Noel was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. Although she was considered the plain one, she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life! After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when WWI broke out, Noel followed her dream of being onstage and went to RADA, where she became a professional actress. She began writing children's books in 1931, and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day. When she visited Puffin exhibitions, there were queues right out of the building and all the way down The Mall. She was one of the first winners of the Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983. Noel Streatfeild lived in London. She died in 1986. Also by Noel Streatfield, and available in A Puffin Book: Tennis Shoes; Circus Shoes; Theatre Shoes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Streatfeild. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000955/bk_pauk_000955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Remington Kane - the author of The Taken! series. The Tanner series - books seven through nine. With a special bonus - the first three chapters of book 10, More Dangerous Than Man. Suicide or Death - a Tanner novel, book seven: Sara Blake offers Tanner a no-win proposition. Two for the Kill - a Tanner novel, book eight: Tanner and Sammy go on a quest for revenge. Ballet of Death - a Tanner novel, book nine: Mexican cartel members make a move to control New York City, and only Tanner stands in their way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Dorse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108664/bk_acx0_108664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon reflects Hemingway's belief that bullfighting was more than mere sport. Here he describes and explains the technical aspects of this dangerous ritual, and "the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick." Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000832/bk_sans_000832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mia and her ballet friends are back in another charming I Can Read story perfect for fans of Tallulah books and aspiring ballerinas everywhere.Mia is excited to learn a new dance with her best friend, Ruby. But on the day of class, Ruby isn't feeling well and Mia must find another partner. At first Mia is afraid she won't have anyone to dance with, but soon Mia finds herself with not one, but two partners! Making sure no one is left out, Mia finds a solution that will work for everyone.Mia and the Dance for Two is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for listening with a child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002700/bk_harp_002700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Mia, the kitten who loves ballet! This sweet I Can Read story’s warm, tender text and dance dictionary is perfect for fans of the Tallulah books and for aspiring ballerinas of all ages. On her first day at dance class, Mia can’t wait to put on her bouncy pink tutu. There’s only one problem: her tutu is too-too big! It falls down and Mia falls over it with every step. But just as Mia starts to get upset, she meets Ruby - and Mia realizes that no setback is too hard to handle with a good friend by your side. Mia and the Too Big Tutu is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared listening with a child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002580/bk_harp_002580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Willow Rose Learns Honesty is the first in a series of unique new children's books created by Authors Meredith Mast and Marvia Karol. Ms. Mast, the founder of Storybook Ballet, needed a different kind of story for her young students to dance. She needed stories that don't rely on fantasy princesses, but instead have relatable characters that would teach a set of virtues to empower children for life. In this delightful introduction to the concept we meet Willow Rose - who is lonely in her new garden. The flowers and the insects don’t want to be friends with her, fearful of her thorns. Then one day she tells a lie to a grasshopper. When she realizes that not being honest hurts, Willow Rose must learn to tell the truth no matter what. In practicing the virtue of honesty, Willow Rose makes a friend and this, in turn, brings happiness.Designed to be danced to or just enjoyed by children who like audiobooks - the books in the Storybook Virtues series are an instant children's classic, one endorsed by parents, grandparents, teachers, and children everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trista Shaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176507/bk_acx0_176507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.