Books for Children

Samira's Garden (Ballet School, Book 2)

By Fiona Macdonald (Author), Annaliese Stoney (Illustrator)


Format Paperback


Samira's Garden (Ballet School, Book 2)

by Fiona Macdonald, Annaliese Stoney



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Welcome to BALLET SCHOOL, the series that follows the fortunes of a group of working-class students at an inner-city dance academy!
Join this diverse group of young dancers as they form friendships, consider their futures, and prepare for the end-of-year shows.

Willow loves ballet, but her best friend Samira is not allowed by her traditional Muslim family to dance. Instead, Samira tends lovingly to her courtyard garden—until the day it’s vandalized. Can Willow do something to help Samira feel better?  With a little change to their yearly performance of The Nutcracker, Willow and the ballet school find a unique way to honor Samira’s special garden.

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia in England. She has taught in adult education and in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.

Annaliese Stoney graduated from University College Falmouth’s illustration course and works as a freelance illustrator from her studio in Salisbury (Wiltshire). Annaliese’s first authored and illustrated picture book, It's Not Just a Blanket!, was published in 2014 by Bonney Press (an imprint of Hinkler).

Pub Date: 7/18/2017

ISBN: 9781912006618

Price: $7.95 / $9.50 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 240 pages, b-w illus. throughout

Trim: 5 x 7.75 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Literature/Fiction

Age Range: 8 to 12

Publisher: Salariya

Carton Quantity: 48

Series: Ballet School