SOPHIE and The Magic of Dance was nominated for the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year Award for Children 2011-12
Sophie and The Magic of Dance
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 180, b/w
Illustrations: Shelley Richardson, M. Ed.
Cover Art: Georgi Danevski, Master Artist
Design: Spica Book Designs
Size: 5.25” x 8”
Paper: FSC Certified
ISBN: 978-0-9876867-2-5 (Soft Cover)
Soft Cover Price: $12.95 CAD + shipping*
E-Version: N/A* U.S. and international orders will have an extra destination-based amount invoiced for additional shipping costs, which will need to be paid before the item ships.
A portion of the proceeds for SOPHIE sales in Canada go to CANADA'S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL in support of young dancers and their quest for excellence.
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.
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 working hard in her ballet classes with Madame Ziss to prepare for a big audition for the best 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 and ancient King Pechanga the oak tree, 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 true magical mystery of dance.
Delightful 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 new 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.