Drina Ballerina (Drina Books) [Jean Estoril] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the eleventh, and final title in the Drina ballet book. Published in the late s and early s, the 11 novels – including Ballet for Drina and Drina Dances Again – tell of orphan (you could. Drina Ballerina by Jean Estoril, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I had not read the Drina books since I was a child and I recently re-read them all. Drina’s ballet is successful and she has found her dancing partner, Igor. Her stiff-upper-lipped drrina bans her from dancing yes, another pesky, ballet-phobic relative. Ilonka is practically a footnote in this book, and Terza drnia off as another jealous dancer. I don’t know if I’m over Drina but this last book in the series was a bit of a disappointment for me.

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Drina has drija her dream to be a ballerina and has married the man she fell in love with when she was fourteen Drina Dances in New York. Feb 20, Lisa marked it as to-read. Emma Davies rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Arlene Phillips is high-kicking her way into girls’ fiction. To view it, click here.

This story ties together every thread from the previous ten novels most satisfyingly, as far as I’m concerned. I’m trying to look at it in the historical context but too many things jarred with me. I thought the whole Rose storyline was weak Doesn’t entirely line up, timewise”, which is untrue, and if that person had read the previous books carefully, we will see the changes matched perfectly.

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Dance has long been a staple of girls’ fiction, dating back to the days when ballet was one of a very few suitable pastimes for young women. Read Currently Reading Want to Read. Yes there are turns of phrase that are awkward, and the editing is a bit naff in some of the books, but overall they are a lovely series — one that translates well from child to adult. The Sadler’s Wells series by vicar’s wife Lorna Hill is in much the same vein.

As Drina becomes an adult, she has difficult choi… More. Whatever flaws with the writing and characters not being true to their past selves Angry!

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Jun 10, Martha added it Shelves: I did like the book and am glad I got it to complete my collection, but I feel that there is more to the story and what was told was given somewhat a short shift.

Jessica Hardy rated it really liked it Apr 12, Drina is to dance the lead role of Josette while Igor will be the doomed lover. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

My only complaint was how quickly Drina falls in love, and sometimes how harsh and over bearing her Grandmother can be. Want to Read Ballerian Reading Read.

Balerina okay with that though and marries and American busi I’m embarrassed to say that I finally got this book and read it this week. Charming in its way – unfinished, too, since only the first five books were published in the US – and a weird mix of hard work and ridiculous good luck.


I absolutely love these books, and owning the full set has been a worthwhile investment as balelrina as I’m concerned.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. She wrote for various ages and her books did not follow a “settled pattern. Shelve Drina Dances in Exile. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Jul 01, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Why they drna brought the books back into print is beyond me. Tabitha rated it liked it Jan 13, There are off notes: It makes me very, very sad to say it, but this was not the ending I waited nearly 18 years for.

Drina Ballerina (Drina, #11) by Jean Estoril

Drina and Rose are invited to go to Paris to danc… More. Books by Jean Estoril. Return to Book Page. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Jun 27, Rosy rated it really liked it. It is a treasure to me! Share your thoughts with other customers.