Nominee for the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year Award for Children 2011-12
Fear-Free Feel-Good Storytelling!
Sophie & the Magic of Dance is a fear-free, feel-good reading experience for middle readers providing a safe, peaceful playground for young imaginations. There are no villains, scary characters or violent scenes. Key messages about daring to dream, the power of positive thinking, nature appreciation and living passionately from the heart are modelled through the main character’s dedication to dance and her friendship with delightful characters in the natural world.
2nd Edition Now Available!
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 180, b/w
Illustrations: Shelley Richardson, M. Ed.
Size: 5.25” x 8”
Paper: FSC Certified
ISBN: 978-0-9876867-2-5 (Soft Cover)
Soft Cover: $12.95 CAD + shipping*
E-Version: $1.99 CAD
Written by Shelley Richardson M. Ed., a former professional student of The National Ballet School of Canada and a college English professor, SOPHIE and The Magic of Dance is the charming tale of the world of dance through the eyes of an aspiring 8 year old ballerina named Sophie. She is working hard in her ballet classes to prepare for a big audition but technique isn't everything. Sophie must discover the magic of dance and Mother Nature holds the key!
Sophie lives with her Papa and Granny Addie in a little house at the top of a hill overlooking a beautiful, mystical forest. Sophie is preparing for an audition for the best professional ballet school in North America. She has many friends to support her along the way: Anna Pavlova the Butterflyrina, Papa Beaver, Winnie Wind, Maestro Canary, the Crystal Guardians and the wise Pechanga the oak tree of a 1000 winters, who lives by the shimmering river in the heart of the forest. Join Sophie’s forest friends as they help her prepare for the audition with a special surprise that leads to the discovery of the magical mystery of dance.
Playful characters and beautiful imagery offer a friendly inspirational playground, stirring the imaginations of young readers and listeners alike. Messages abound such as the power of positive thinking, daring to dream and living passionately from the heart.
SOPHIE & The Magic of Dance : A literary gem for children! Endearing the hearts of the next generation, SOPHIE is sure to be a treasured edition in your young reader's book collection!
Praise From Our Readers
“SOPHIE IS FULL OF LIFE, HOPE, WISDOM & LOVE… A JEWEL for the YOUNG in these tired times!” Georgi Danevski, Internationally Renowned Master Artist, Canada.
“SOPHIE is an inspiration for the young to 100 years young! An enchanting tale sure to evoke a rainbow of beautiful emotions in the reader… Your heart will take flight and sing!” Eleana Yip, Artist, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
“FANTASTIC! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!” Judith Davies, Director, Ottawa Dance Centre Schools, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
“FABULOUS! IT’S JUST GREAT…A WONDERFUL BOOK FOR CHILDREN!” Karen Zissoff, Director, Dancers INC, Memphis, TN. USA.
“I LOVE SOPHIE! THIS BOOK IS PERFECT FOR ME!” Emma, 9 yrs. ON, Canada.
“PLEASE WRITE MORE!!!” Jacob, 13. BC, Canada.