This title in the Ella Bella series tells another enchanting story of Ella Bella, a little girl who loves to dance.
In this story, Ella's kindly ballet teacher Madame Rosa is preparing her class to dance in Tchaikovsky's immortal Swan Lake, and as Ella learns the story and listens to the music she is transported in a dream into Swan Lake's setting. There, she meets Odette, a beautiful princess who is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. This beautiful volume's story is enhanced with James Mayhew's color illustrations. A brief passage at the back of the book recounts the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his creation of the music for this famous ballet.
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 B.E.S..