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Hope in a ballet shoe

Author: Michaela DePrince; Elaine DePrince
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Children's nonfiction
Named Person: Michaela DePrince; Michaela DePrince
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michaela DePrince; Elaine DePrince
ISBN: 9780571314478 0571314473 9780571314461 0571314465
OCLC Number: 911503141
Notes: "First published as: Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Description: xi, 249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Taking flight
Responsibility: Michaela & Elaine DePrince.

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Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela was mistreated and saw the brutal murder of her favourite teacher.Then Michaela and her best friend are  Read more...
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