By Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

"Informative, with spry visuals. . . . A class act." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In this fascinating story of child stars who dance their way to knockout success on Broadway and beyond, Roxane Orgill and Stéphane Jorisch team up for a bravura performance, capturing the sophistication, fluidity, and grace of two of the biggest names in dance history, Fred and Adele Astaire. Back matter includes an author’s note, suggestions for further reading, suggested resources, and an index.

  • A picture book biography reformatted as a 6 x 9 and included in a range of Candlewick Biographies, targeting the educational market.
  • Subjects are a refreshing alternative to "the usual suspects."
  • The Astaires are from recent history, making a nice bridge between parents and grandparents who saw them perform in movies and on television, and kids who may have some passing familiarity with the name "Astaire."

About the author

Roxane Orgill is a full-time freelance journalist and a long-time writer on music. A recipient of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for writing on music, she received her Masters in Music from the University of London King's College. Roxane lives in Mt. Vernon, New York.

About the illustrator

Stephane Jorisch lives in Montreal, Quebec and won the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for children's illustration.

ISBN: 9780763662158
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $9.99
New Zealand RRP: $11.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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