The Royal Opera House

Anna Pavlova Swan Book

The world is big. Anna is small.
The snow is
everywhere
and all around.
But one night . . .One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain.
So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Beautiful, inspirational, and triumphant, Anna Pavlova’s life is masterfully captured in this exquisite picture book.

Laurel Snyder is the author of picture books, novels, and several collections of poetry. Julie Morstad is an award-winning artist who divides her creative energy between drawing, illustration, animation, and design.  Illustrated by Julie Morstad.