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An Unlikely Ballerina
Krystyna Poray Goddu
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Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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Young Lily Marks loves to stand on her tiptoes. When her parents notice weakness in her legs, her doctor suggests dancing lessons to strengthen them. Lily falls in love with ballet - but can this fragile girl ever become a serious dancer? When the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova comes to town, Lily just has to meet her. Maybe Pavlova - small, delicate, and Jewish like Lily - hold the key to Lily's future.
A mysterious soldier appears at the door, hands Gabriel a tarnished horn, and disappears. As the years go by, Gabriel's family prospers and they, in turn, help their neighbors. Could their good luck have something to do with the soldier or the horn?
You may know that the UK pop group One Direction broke records when they hit the US music scene. The singers' album Up All Night debuted at number one on the US Billboard charts. Want to know more about the group's singers - Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson? Listen to this audiobook to learn all about 1D's amazing rise to fame!
You may know that Beyoncé is a gifted R & B star who has made a splash in the worlds of music, dance, and acting. Want to know more about the life of this talented celebrity? Listen to this audiobook to learn all about Beyoncé's childhood, family, career, true personality, current projects, and more!
When Flory's ancestors are forced to leave Spain during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, they take with them their two most precious possessions - the key to their old house and the Ladino language. When Flory flees Europe during World War II to begin a new life in the United States, she carries Ladino with her, along with her other precious possessions - her harmoniku and her music. But what of the key?
In Germany in 1938, playing and dancing to jazz music is forbidden. The Hitler Youth patrol the night streets looking for anyone who breaks the rules. Albert is a member of the Edelweiss Pirates, a secret group of young people who defy the Hitler Youth. They play the forbidden music and work against the Nazis any way they can. Albert's younger brother, Kurt, loves jazz and longs to be a Pirate, too. Although he's too young to be an Edelweiss Pirate, Kurt can still find a way to take a stand.
You probably know Shailene Woodley as the fearless, black-clad heroine Tris from Divergent. But did you know that she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, as a freshman in high school; cofounded the nonprofit All It Takes, an organization dedicated to giving young people tools to make a difference and change the world; and would someday like to run an organic farm and produce affordable food for low-income families?
You probably know Lorde as a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter. But did you know that she sang in a band named Extreme at the age of 12, turned down a chance to perform as an opening act on Katy Perry's world tour, and won second place in a worldwide literature competition?
You probably know Justin Timberlake as the successful boy-band singer turned solo artist whose voice dominates the airwaves. But did you know that he sang - and lost! - on the competitive TV show Star Search at the age of 11, opened a barbecue restaurant in New York City, and wrote a song for his wife, Jessica Biel, and sang it for her on their wedding day?
You probably know Idina Menzel as the amazing singer of "Let It Go" and the voice of Elsa in the movie Frozen. But did you know that she dreamed of playing the title character in the musical Annie, sang at weddings and bar mitzvahs before making it big on Broadway, and started a summer camp for kids?
You probably know Adele as the powerful, Grammy Award-winning soul singer of hits like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Set Fire to the Rain." But did you know that she was almost expelled from the BRIT School for Performing Arts, wrote her first single, "Hometown Glory," in just ten minutes, and has an alter ego named Sasha Carter?