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Boy's Dance! (American Ballet Theatre)

Hardcover

A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.

Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié. Created in partnership with the American Ballet Theatre and with the input of their company’s male dancers, here is a book that shows ballet is for everyone.

Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z, this book subtly seeks to address the prejudice toward boys and ballet by showing the skill, hard work, strength, and smarts is takes to be a dancer. Fun and buoyant illustrations show boys of a variety of ages and ethnicities, making this the ideal book for any boy who loves dance. An afterword with photos and interviews with some of ABT’s male dancers completes this empowering and joyful picture book.

 

John Robert Allman is the author of A Is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z and B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z, plus two picture books with the American Ballet Theatre: Boys Dance! and B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet. He lives in New York City, where is works in marketing for television and theater. John is a graduate of Northwestern University, New York University’s Stern School of Business, and BMI’s Musical Theatre Workshop.

 

Luciano Lozano is a Barcelona-based illustrator. His children’s books include Boys DanceDiana DancesMayhem at the Museum, and The Sun Shines Everywhere. His art is also regularly seen in newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Highly recommended for young boys who love to dance.”—Booklist

Boys Dance! gives boys who love ballet a chance to feel seen.”—HuffPost.com

“A happy and spirited view of dance in the studio, onstage, and in everyday life. . . . Children of all genders who are drawn to dance will appreciate the positive reinforcement. Boys and ballet—a happy and upbeat combo.”—Kirkus

A love letter to boys who dance ballet, as well as a love letter to the talented men who have paved the way. . . .  There’s a palpable sense of joy as well as a personal touch that permeates through this picture book’s pages.—Fatherly.com


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