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Listen to the Nightingale

Listen to the Nightingale
 

Lottie longs to be a dancer, but when she is chosen to attend the famous Royal Ballet School she feels sad. Her passion for dance will lead her away from home and her auntie, presenting enormous problems.

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ISBN 9780174324669
Published 15 January 1996 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Godden, Rumer
Series M Books
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ISBN-13 9780174324669
ISBN-10 0174324669
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publication Date 15 January 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Godden, Rumer
Series M Books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Language Readers
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Height: 200mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 428.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Lottie longs to be a dancer, but when she is chosen to attend the famous Royal Ballet School she feels sad. Her passion for dance will lead her away from home and her auntie, presenting enormous problems.

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US Review A sentimental but deftly crafted story about the gifted ward of the overworked wardrobe mistress ( Auntie ) for a small but legendary ballet troupe, with one transparently contrived coincidence and a tidy, credulity-straining conclusion. Lottie (ten) wins a prestigious ballet school's competition, reluctantly giving up Prince, the puppy that has just come into her love-starved life, in order to attend; while Lottie copes with the ups and downs of new friendships and begins to excel, Auntie and the father of the troubled little rich girl to whom Lottie has given Prince fall in love and marry. The outline may be trite, but Godden is still a real pro. Her sympathetic characterizations are cunningly built of peccadillos, revealing responses to various stresses and moral dilemmas, and heartwarming and/or satirical details; there are also enough well-integrated dance details to satisfy the most avid fans. In the end, Lottie's first starring role - as the Infanta in a dance/pantomime based on Velasquez's paintings - doesn't draw deeply on her talent, but her charming, impeccable style shines through. As much could be said of the author's likable performance here. (Kirkus Reviews)

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