Read Out Loud | Emma and Julia Love Ballet
Author and illustrator Barbara McClintock reads Emma and Julia Love Ballet on Read Out Loud! The story shows the parallels and intersection between the lives of two ballerinas. Emma is a young girl from the suburbs who studies ballet. Julia is a professional ballerina. Emma sees Julia as a role model. Although they have very different backgrounds, ballet is the glue that binds them together.
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ABOUT ‘EMMA AND JULIA LOVE BALLET’
Emma and Julia Love Ballet
Written and illustrated by Barbara McClintock
Published by Scholastic Press
Emma is little. Julia is big. They both love ballet. Emma takes ballet lessons. So does Julia. Emma is learning to be a ballerina. Julia is a professional ballerina. They are both excited about the big performance in the theater tonight. Emma will be watching from the audience. Julia will be dancing onstage! And afterward, Emma will go backstage to meet her ballet hero! Barbara McClintock’s richly illustrated, heartwarming story is sure to become a perennial favorite.
ABOUT BARBARA MCCLINTOCK
Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Barbara McClintock draws like a dream; her “beautifully restrained use of color may evoke a long-ago time, but her compositions are so dynamic that there’s always something for contemporary children to discover.” [Michael Cart, Booklist] Full of humor and wit and strong characterizations, her books are timeless charmers.
Barbara’s books have won 5 New York Times Best Books awards, a New York Times Notable Book citation, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor award, and numerous other awards, recommended/best book lists, and starred reviews.
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