Dina Prima The Ballerina

by Mary E. Ciesa. & Illustrated by Ann Gosser

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/10/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781452583136

About the Book

Dina Prima wants to be a ballerina in the worst way. The only problem is her feet. They need “special shoes” first. “Especially ugly shoes!” says Dina. Everyone teases her. But with a glimmer of hope and ballet lessons in the old neighborhood mansion, Dina realizes that her dream may come true. Join Dina as she prances and whirls, curtsies and bows the best she knows how, and discovers what a glimmer of hope can do for a girl who just wants to dance and twirl!

“Dina Prima the Ballerina is the charming story of a spirited young girl whose determination and hope help her triumph over difficulties. Readers are sure to be inspired and entertained by how Dina makes her dream come true.”

Katherine R. Johnson-author, songwriter

About the Author

Author Mary E. Ciesa grew up in the neighborhood surrounding Stan Hywet Manor House, the historic Seiberling Mansion, in Akron, Ohio. As a child, she had the magical experience of taking ballet lessons in the mansion.Now a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) a Nurse Practitioner, and a Zumba® Instructor Mary still believes in the power of hope. Illustrator Ann Gosser is a professional freelance artist specializing in illustrating, mural painting, and fabric art. As a classical ballet dancer, she and her mother gave ballet lessons to area children at the Stan Hywet Manor House. The illustrations depict her fond memories of the ballerinas of Stan Hywet, one being the author, Mary Ciesa!