|Brianna Bright, ballerina knight|
Author: Calvert, Pam
When Princess Brianna Bright's dreams of becoming a ballerina seem doomed, she knows it's time to find out exactly what it is she's destined to do. Discovering her true talent won't be easy--but Brianna won't give up, especially not with her trusty dog, Pixie, at her side!
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/18)
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Booklist - 04/15/2018 Clumsy Princess Brianna Bright longs to become a ballerina. She piqués and pivots, but trips into the palace pond. She pliés right into her pet poodle. She even grand jetés into the king’s chair. Her father suggests that maybe ballet isn’t her talent. Frustrated and distraught, Brianna tries ice skating, baking, and soccer, but nothing feels right. One day, though, she sees two knights fencing and her stomach flutters. She tells her parents that fencing is for her. They disagree: “Fencing is too pointy.” She continues to practice, until one day, she spies thieves in the garden and, with a mixture of ballet and fencing moves, manages to save the day. Calvert’s message is surprisingly unique: you don’t have to have one hobby you focus upon; you can have two or even more. Hee’s soft, colorful illustrations have a sunny Disney vibe, and the general tone makes it great pick for storytime—even for those who turn up their noses at princess books! Calvert introduces plenty of ballet and fencing terminology along the way and even includes a glossary. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.