Get ready to dance on over to Little Shop for one spectacular ballet-themed book event!! Robin Preiss Glasser (illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series) and Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman (You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum) are grand jeté-ing their way to Little Shop to tell us all about their new picture book, Gloria's Promise, the story of one little girl's determination to dance with the American Ballet Theatre!! So grab your tutus and tights to come hear this amazing story from it's two brilliant creators for a night of dancing, drawing, ballet-themed snacks, and great books! See below for more deets:
Little Shop of Stories - Upstairs Event Space
Admission: $0 that's right, this event is free to attend! However, you still must "purchase" a ticket for every person in your group. Reserve your space here!
You must purchase a copy of the book from Little Shop in order to enter the signing line!
About the Book:
Gloria has a very big dream: to be admitted to the summer program at the American Ballet Theatre. The day of the audition arrives, and Gloria couldn’t be more excited! She can’t wait to dance and show the world what she can do. In the ABT studios, she gets a peek into a glorious room filled with pointe shoes, ballet dancers getting fitted for tutus, and an awe-inspiring company rehearsal. She can barely believe her eyes!
During the audition, Gloria is determined to make an impression by pushing herself to be her best. But when she falls in front of the teacher, she wonders if her determination will be enough.
Robin Preiss Glasser, the bestselling illustrator of the internationally renowned Fancy Nancy series, brings exquisite and authentic details to every illustration as only a former professional ballet soloist can do. This story about a determined dancer who is working hard to achieve her dream is sure to thrill ballet students everywhere.
About the Author and Illustrator:
Robin Preiss Glasser is the national bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including the Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O’Connor; Lambslide and Escape Goat, written by Ann Patchett; and Grande Jeté and Me by ballerina Allegra Kent. Robin is an alumna of the American Ballet Theatre School scholarship program under Patricia Wilde, and danced professionally with the Pennsylvania Ballet. She lives in California with her husband.
Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum and its sequels, created in close collaboration with her sister Robin Preiss Glasser. Her most recent books are Superhero Joe and Superhero Joe and the Creature Next Door, illustrated by Ron Barrett. Jacqueline lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with her husband, writer Larry Weitzman.
From the New York Times bestselling illustrator and former ballet soloist Robin Preiss Glasser comes a story about a young ballet dancer whose boundless determination makes her dream of dancing with the American Ballet Theatre come true.