Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

Author(s): James Mayhew

Picture Books

Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all?


Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn about the story behind Swan Lake.


Product Information

Another sumptuous story featuring the delightful Ella Bella Ballerina in the most famous ballet of all, Swan Lake!

Varied use of colour and clever depiction of movement make this a truly enchanting book. Scotsman Mayhew gently introduces some of the world's most famous ballets to younger readers. Cork Evening Echo Exquisitely beautiful reworking of the Swan Lake story. Ham & High These books are a wonderful, accessible, introduction to the stories of the famous ballets; allowing little ones to believe that they too can leap into the dance and become part of the magic. Culture Baby

James created his first Katie book, Katie's Picture Show, over twenty years ago as a way to share his enthusiasm for art with children. His series of eight Katie books are much-loved and respected as an early introduction to art. Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty was James' first title featuring the adorable ballerina, which was quickly followed by the glorious Ella Bella and Cinderella. Both titles have been illustrated using a new and delightfully retro art style. James lives in Letchworth, Hertfordshire with his wife and son.

General Fields

  • : 9781408300770
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : October 2011
  • : 320mm X 225mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Full colour
  • : James Mayhew
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 32