([September 2006])

Simon and Schuster, 2006 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
17.95 USD; 24.95 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0-689-86747-7; 0-689-86747-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780689867477
Editing:
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
9.1" x 6.1"
Binding:
Hardcover

Issue Notes

Publication date from Amazon; book does not contain a publication date. Text and illustrations (c) 2006. Published simultaneously in hardcover by Atheneum and in paperback by Aladdin. "The illustrations for this book are rendered in watercolor and ink." Honor book for the 2007 Robert F. Sibert International Award to the most distinguished informational book published in English in the United States during the previous year.

Keywords:
Ballet; dance; Puerto Rico

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Mark Siegel
Inks:
Mark Siegel
Colors:
Mark Siegel
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Siena Cherson; Maya Plisetskaya
Keywords:
Ballet; dance

Indexer Notes

Jacket design by Sonia Chaghatzbanian

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Mark Siegel
Inks:
Mark Siegel
Colors:
Mark Siegel

Characters:
Siena Cherson
Keywords:
Beach; dance

["To Mom, for supporting my passion, and To Mark, for helping me tell it."] (Table of Contents)

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Dedication

["To Dance"] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Typeset

Characters:
Siena Cherson
Keywords:
Beach; dance

Indexer Notes

Title page

Flat Feet (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; mother; doctor
Synopsis:
Six-year old Siena is diagnosed with flat feet. The doctor says that dance classes won't help, but Siena and her mother decide to try anyway. Siena loves it.
Keywords:
Beach; dance; Puerto Rico; San Juan

Dying Swan (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Mrs. Alcalde; Maya Plisetskaya
Synopsis:
When Siena is nine, the family spends a year in Boston so that she can take classes there. On seeing Maya Plisetskaya dance in the Bolshoi production of Swan Lake, Siena is consumed with passion to become a ballerina.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; Bolshoi; Boston; dance; Swan Lake

Tiny Dancer (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson
Synopsis:
With the family again in Puerto Rico, Siena dances in The Nutcracker. She then attends the exhausting American Ballet Theatre summer program in New York City.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance; Puerto Rico; The Nutcracker

A Favorite Book (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson
Synopsis:
Again and again Siena pores over the book A Very Young Dancer, even reading it by flashlight in the blackout of 1977.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; blackout; dance; power failure; power outage

Bare Legs (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson
Synopsis:
Siena sees a movie, The Children Of Theatre Street, about Russian children training as dancers, and longs to join them in Russia. At age 11 she reports to the School of American Ballet to audition.
Keywords:
Audition; ballerina; ballet; dance; Leningrad; movies; Russia

Audition (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; pianist; Madame Tumkovsky
Synopsis:
Siena auditions and is accepted at the School of American Ballet. The family moves to New York for her schooling, but the father remains in Puerto Rico.
Keywords:
Audition; ballerina; ballet; Manhattan; New York City; piano; Puerto Rico

The School of American Ballet (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; George Balanchine; teachers; dancers
Synopsis:
Several days weekly after school Siena walks to the School of American Ballet. Once through the doors the world seems separate from New York, and even from Juilliard. An additional level of this other-ness is the fact that most of the conversation among teachers and administrators is in Russian.
Keywords:
Ballerina; dance; New York City

My First Toe Shoes (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Madame Tumkovsky; Judy Weiss; mother; father
Synopsis:
Siena pursues rigorous training and is fitted for her first toe shoes, which feel agonizing with endless practice. Her father installs a barre and a mirror in Siena's room.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance

Pierrette (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; George Balanchine; Mikhail Baryshnikov
Synopsis:
Balanchine repeatedly casts Siena for children's parts in his ballets. When Baryshnikov joins the New York City Ballet Balanchine revives Harlequinade for him. He casts Siena as a Pierrette, and Harlequinade becomes her favorite piece.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance; New York City

Backstage! (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Mikhail Baryshnikov; dancers
Synopsis:
After extensive rehearsals, the company opens at Lincoln Center.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance; New York City

Mister B. (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; George Balanchine; Suzanne Farrell; mother
Synopsis:
During performances, when she is not on stage, Siena watches from the front wing stage left, even as Balanchine watches from the right.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance

Back to the Barre (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; dancers
Synopsis:
After performances the dancers re-enter their own world, including the exhausting school exercises.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance

Sir Duke (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Adam Cherson; mother; father
Synopsis:
Siena endures her parents' quarreling as it becomes worse and worse. She delights in her brother's visits from boarding school. He uses drums to teach her to simultaneously do different things with each hand, and they listed to music to avoid the shouting.
Keywords:
Family; music

A Trip to Florida (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Adam Cherson; father
Synopsis:
Siena's lessons intensify. As she enjoys a Florida vacation with her father and brother, she sees a Miami Dolphins football game as a form of ballet.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; beach; dance; Florida; football; Miami

Dancing Spirits (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Fred Astaire (cameo); Cyd Charisse (cameo); Gene Kelly (cameo)
Synopsis:
Siena devours every form of dance, in any format she can find it. Her feet are no longer flat.
Keywords:
Dance; movies

Springtime in Central Park (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; teenagers
Synopsis:
On Sundays Siena rides her bike in Central Park, meets up with her friends, and for one day a week does the things that ordinary teenagers do.
Keywords:
Bicycle; Central Park; New York City; teen

Fast Forward (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson
Synopsis:
In a single wordless page Siena passes through several years of her life, including injuries.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance; mime; wordless

Refuge (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; dancers; mother; father; Stanley Williams; Alexandra Danilova
Synopsis:
Siena and her fellow students shuttle all day between Professional Children's School and School of American Ballet. She is now 16... school, ballet, and friends form a refuge as her parents are bitterly divorcing.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance; divorce

Giselle (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Mandy; Giselle; prince; Wilis
Synopsis:
Siena and Mandy attend a performance of Giselle, in which Giselle falls in love with a prince and dies. In the second act she is one of the Wilis -- women who died for love, and seek revenge on men. Giselle dances with her prince all night long in order to save him. The part, radically different in the two acts, is a demanding tour de force for a ballerina.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; Wilis

Partnering Class (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; boy friend
Synopsis:
Siena begins partnering class, after years of working solo. It seems like starting all over again.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance

Good-Bye Mister B. (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson; Lincoln Kirstein; Suzanne Farrell
Synopsis:
George Balanchine takes ill and shortly passes away. Before a packed house Suzanne Farrell performs Symphony in C with the New York City Ballet, as choreographed by Balanchine.
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; dance; funeral; memorial

To Dance (Table of Contents)

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Siena Cherson Siegel
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Mark Siegel
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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Siena Cherson
Synopsis:
Siena watches the ballet from the wings, without Mr. B. in the opposite wing. At 18 she gives up dancing following a terrible ankle injury. Though the change is a struggle, she goes to college and develops new engagements in her life. "A couple of years later I went back to the barre because I still needed to dance. Dancing fills a space in me."
Keywords:
Ballerina; ballet; beach; Brown University; college; dance

Acknowledgments (Table of Contents)

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["To Dance" is a beautiful portrait of the magical world of dance, and an even more beautiful portrait of a young girl growing up."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. ["To Mom, for supporting my passion, and To Mark, for helping me tell it."]
  5. 4. ["To Dance"]
  6. 5. Flat Feet
  7. 6. Dying Swan
  8. 7. Tiny Dancer
  9. 8. A Favorite Book
  10. 9. Bare Legs
  11. 10. Audition
  12. 11. The School of American Ballet
  13. 12. My First Toe Shoes
  14. 13. Pierrette
  15. 14. Backstage!
  16. 15. Mister B.
  17. 16. Back to the Barre
  18. 17. Sir Duke
  19. 18. A Trip to Florida
  20. 19. Dancing Spirits
  21. 20. Springtime in Central Park
  22. 21. Fast Forward
  23. 22. Refuge
  24. 23. Giselle
  25. 24. Partnering Class
  26. 25. Good-Bye Mister B.
  27. 26. To Dance
  28. 27. Acknowledgments
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. ["To Dance" is a beautiful portrait of the magical world of dance, and an even more beautiful portrait of a young girl growing up."]
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