An Invitation to the Ballet Theatre

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Here is your very own invitation to the ballet theatre, asking you to take a tour and peek behind the scenes to see what goes on between performances.

Grab your very own VIP access pass and enter the wonderful world of the ballet theatre.

Have you ever wondered how ballet dancers stay strong and avoid injury? Or how the magical scenes on stage are created by the set department? Step behind the scenes of the ballet theatre with your very own access-all-areas invitation to find out.

Discover how stunning costumes are designed and see the thousands of shoes stored in the shoe room. Watch the dancers put on dramatic makeup, elaborate wigs and headdresses to create their characters. Discover the magic and wonder of performance night as the dancers prepare to dance Swan Lake. As you turn the pages you'll read the stories of other famous ballets such as The Nutcracker and The Firebird.

With beautifully intricate illustrations, you'll discover more wonderful details each time you return.

About the Author

Charlotte Guillain writes fiction and non-fiction for children, including the George's Amazing Adventures series, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Lee Wildish and featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Her non-fiction picture book The Street Beneath My Feet was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and selected by the Guardian as one of 15 'modern classics'. Charlotte lives in Oxfordshire.

About the Illustrator

Helen Shoesmith is based in Lancashire and has a Masters in Illustration for Children. She always starts with a sketchbook before colouring her images digitally, and her favourite part of the process is adding in the detail. She loves adding in hidden extras to every scene for readers to discover.