REVIEWED BY MATILDA, 10, WA
Matilda reviewed her own copy of this book.
Meet Alice by Davina Bell, ill. Lucia Masciullo, Puffin Books, ISBN 9780143306290
This is the first book of four in a series about a girl who likes ballet and dreams to be a professional dancer. When war hits, that dream is proving to be hard, especially when her ballet teacher is taken away because she is part German. Alice has to face the truth that everything is not okay.
I really liked this book because I love ballet too. This is one of the Our Australian Girl series and I’ve been reading books from this series for a long time. This is one of the best series I have read from their range.
I recommend this book for children aged 8+. It’s very educational.
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REVIEWED BY MATILDA, 9, WA
Magic Ballerina: Summer in Enchantia by Darcey Bussell, ill. Dynamo Limited, HarperCollins Children’s Books, ISBN 9780007317219
Matilda borrowed a copy of this book from her local library.
This is about a girl called Rosa who has magic ballet shoes. Whenever there is trouble in Enchantia the ballet shoes whisk her off there so she can help solve the problem. This time the king and queen of Enchantia want to have a garden party but pirates are stealing everything they need for the party.
I found out about this series (about Rosa) when I read a Delphie book (another girl in the Magic Ballerina series.) I like this book because it’s about working together to solve a problem. There are seven books in the Rosa series.
I’d recommend this book for ages 6 to 10 and for people who like ballet.
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