The Bungling Ballerinas
Author and Illustrator: Ellen Shire
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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