James Mayhew - All books by this author
Ella Bella loves her ballet class, conducted by Madame Rosa at an old theater. One day, when Ella loses one of her slippers, Madame Rosa lends her another pair for dancing—and is then reminded of Cinderella and her story of the lost slipper. Madame Rosa recounts the tale to her students, and Ella Bella listens with heightened interest. When their day’s lesson has ended, Ella lingers at the theater, then opens Madame Rosa’s music box and listens as it plays melodies from the Cinderella ballet. Suddenly, Cinderella’s fairy godmother magically appears, and Ella Bella is transported into the beloved story of Cinderella. This delightful book’s final page describes the ballet Cinderella, with music by the great Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev. (Ages 4–8)
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 Barron’s.
Hardcover w/jacket / 32 Pages / 9 x 12 1/2 / 2009