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A Company Of Swans
ISBN: 9780142409404
Author: Ibbotson, Eva
Publisher: Speak
Published: 2007-01-01
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Annotation: For nineteen-year-old Harriet Morton, life in 1912 Cambridge is as dry and dull as a biscuit. Her stuffy father and her oppressive aunt Louisa allow her only one outlet: ballet. When a Russian ballet master comes to class searching for dancers to fill the corps of his ballet company before their South American tour, Harrietís world changes. Defying her fatherís wishes and narrowly escaping the clutches of the man who wishes to marry her, Harriet sneaks off to join the ballet on their journey to the Amazon. There, in the wild, lush jungle, they perform Swan Lake in grand opera houses for the wealthy and culture-deprived rubber barons, and Harriet meets Rom Verney, the handsome and mysterious British exile who owns the most ornate opera house. Utterly enchanted by both the exotic surroundings and by Romís affections, Harriet is swept away by her new life, completely unaware that her father and would-be fiancť have begun to track her down. . . .
Additional Information
LC Subject:
- Love stories
- Ballet dancers
BISAC category: JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance
Target Age Group: Age 15-18
Target Grade: Grade 10-12
Grade level: Grade 10-12
Physical Information: 1.06" H x 8.25" L x 5.50" W (0.85 lbs) 374 pages
Bargain Category: Middle School, Historical Fiction, High School, Geography, Art/Music