1983 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback)

The Bungling Ballerinas

Author and Illustrator: Ellen Shire

Original Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Steven Kellogg for Pinkerton, Behave!
  • Peter Koeppen, ill. for A Swinger of Birches: Poems of Robert Frost for Young People
  • Edward Marshall for Space Case; Ellen Shire for The Bungling Ballerinas

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Mary Ann Hoberman; Betty Fraser, ill. for A House Is a House for Me

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal.

More Information:  Shire drew on her own experience as a dancer in the New York City Ballet for The Bungling Ballerinas. She now devotes most of her time to abstract painting and has had many solo exhibitions throughout Europe.

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