Author(s): Anne Marie Pace
Oh, to be a ballerina! It's a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can't see yourself in the mirror? And then there's wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all STAGE FRIGHT!!!
Anne Marie Pace (www.annemariepace.com) has had stories, poems, and articles for kids published in such magazines as Highlights for Children, My Friend, Wee Ones, and On the Line. A 2005 Grand Prize winner in the Smartwriters W.I.N. contest as well as a 2009 SCBWI Barbara Karlin Award Letter of Merit recipient, her first picture book, NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS, was published in September 2010 by Scholastic Book clubs. LeUyen Pham (http: //www.leuyenpham.com/) is the prolific and bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including "Grace for Presiden"t by Kelly DiPucchio, "Freckleface Strawberry" by Julianne Moore and "God's Dream" by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pham has also written and illustrated her own works, including" All the Things I Love About You "and" Big Sister, Little Sister." A former animator for Dreamworks, she lives with her husband and two sons in San Francisco