The Ballet Class

Author(s): Adèle Geras; Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator)

Picture Books

Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly.

Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show?

The first book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele Geras.


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Tilly loves her ballet class but will she be ready for the big show?

Award-winning author Adele Geras spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. To date Adele has written over 100 books for children, including the bestselling The Ballet Class for Orchard and the highly acclaimed Troy (Scholastic) which was shortlisted for The Whitbread Prize. A great deal of her poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies. Adele lives in Manchester with her husband. Shelagh McNicholas grew up in Liverpool. Apart from a short time spent teaching life drawing, Shelagh has always worked as an illustrator. The Ballet Class was Shelagh's first picture book for Orchard. Her realistic and endearing illustrations perfectly complement the story of Tilly and her ambitions to become a top ballerina. Shelagh is passionate about drawing and is happiest with her sketchbook and pencils. Her favourite subject is her daughter and it was her sketches of Molly as a ballerina that inspired her illustrations for 'The Ballet Class'. Shelagh lives in Surrey with her daughter.

General Fields

  • : 9781843624134
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : August 2004
  • : 275mm X 251mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : 1
  • : Paperback