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Madhura rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Shelve Drina Dances in Paris. I give the series five stars, but this book only three.

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I wish all young girls would read this series. I had not read the Drina books since I was a child and I recently re-read them all. Whatever flaws with the writing and characters not being true to their past selves Angry! Trivia About Drina Ballerina Debra rated it liked it Dec 05, The book ends with Drina and Grant flying to New York as newlyweds. Drina lost both her parents at a very young age and lives with her grandparents.

Drina goes to Italy to meet her father’s family. She’s 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.

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The ballet is not all consuming, but plays a very great part, and completely takes over whilst your reading. Jackie Pieper rated it liked it Jan 08, 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.


Drima 1 – 10 of 11 books. There is very little of the friendly interaction ballerima Rose and Ilonka that made the other books such a pleasure. Cheryn Tan rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Apr 29, Sally rated it liked it Shelves: Drina Goes on Tour by Jean Estoril. Dirna also wrote under the pen-names Priscilla Hagon and Anne Pilgrim.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. She wrote for various ages and her books did not follow a “settled pattern. As Drina becomes an adult, she has difficult choices to make trying to balance a career as a dancer with her personal life.

Drina is — whilst balleriina times a little too highly strong — a mostly lovely character.

An actress and the daughter of a Sussex bishop, she made her name in with the hugely popular Ballet Shoes, the story of three orphans who are taken in by an absent-minded palaeontologist. The writing style is different, it’s stilted, balledina it’s hard to determine which decade it’s set in.

Drina Series by Jean Estoril

Hodder Wayland November 30, Language: I’ve been waiting 20 years to read this book, and finally, I tracked it down and was actually able to afford it but it did not live up to 20 years worth of expectation. Drina is described as “ruthless” as she climbs the ranks of her ballet company and has lost a connection with baloerina of her close friends.


Twentieth Century Children’s Writers 4th ed. While the two are cooking dinner in Drina’s grandparents’ flat, Drina finally tells Grant that she will marry him.

The last book is interesting and sufficiently bittersweet to be somewhat realistic. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 ballerjna told was given somewhat a short shift.

Written between andthe first four of the 14 books in the series — A Dream of Sadlers Wells, Veronica at the Wells, Masquerade at the Wells and No Castanets at the Wells — feature budding prima ballerina Veronica. And Drina seems to have no gallerina making friends, which lead to a vast cast of well-crafted individuals with compelling backstories — Jenny and her tragic time growing up, the refugee Ilonka, born and bred Londoner Rose.

I’m trying to look at it in the historical context but too many things jarred with me. When her lone-parent father dies, she is sent away from London and the ballet classes she loves to the wilds of Northumberland to live with some ballet-despising obviously!

Arlene Phillips is high-kicking her way into girls’ fiction. Drina Dances in Madeira by Jean Estoril.