Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ella Bella Ballerina Series) (Hardcover)

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Description


The 5th book in the delightful Ella Bella Ballerina series will transport you to the magical world of fairies and royalty in this enchanting re-imagination of A Midsummer's Night's Dream.

In this story, Ella's kindly ballet teacher, Madame Rosa, has given the children costumes to wear as her magical music box pours out a shimmering tune. "This is A Midsummer Night's Dream by Felix Mendelssohn," she says, as she tells the children about the Shakespearean story that inspired Mendelssohn's ballet. When Madame Rosa is through, she asks all of her little ballerinas to "dance like fairies!"

When everyone else goes off to change, Ella stays behind for just one more fairy dance…and finds herself transported into the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream. There, she meets Puck, the mischievous fairy, and Oberon, King of Fairyland. Oberon asks Puck to help him win back the heart of Titania, his fairy queen. Puck, in turn, enlists Ella to help him in his midsummer mischief.

This charming story is beautifully illuminated by James Mayhew's whimsical, lovely, and colorful illustrations. A brief passage at the back of the book tells the story of William Shakespeare's beloved comedy. It also includes some interesting facts about Felix Mendelssohn and his sparkling, scurrying, enchanting music.

About the Author


James Mayhew was born in Blundeston, a village in Suffolk, England, and now lives with his wife and son in Letchworth Garden City, England. The author and illustrator of many popular children's books, he is also the author of Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty, also available from B.E.S..



Product Details
ISBN: 9780764167973
ISBN-10: 0764167979
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Ella Bella Ballerina Series