ANGELINA ON STAGE by Katharine Holabird

ANGELINA ON STAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fifth title in the picture-book series featuring a self-possessed young mouse, Angelina, who now needs all the tact and inspiration at her disposal to cope with the theatrical debut of her young cousin, Henry. Henry has been in the habit of accompanying Angelina to dancing school, and his inept but cute efforts earn him a part as an elf in the same ""grown-up"" ballet in which Angelina is appearing as a magic, flying fairy. While Angelina is learning to fly, Henry bumbles through rehearsals, getting lost, but is so adorable that he, not Angelina, is given a speaking part. On opening night, however, it is Angelina to the rescue, finding Henry when he gets lost (again) and prompting him when stage fright prevents him from speaking his lines. Her triumph over some jealous feelings earns her the admiration of the ballet company and some lines of her own. Fans of the series will be familiar with the pastel line-drawings that illustrate the simple text. If Henry's actions render him the more memorably drawn, it is only suitable to the story. Charming, if predictable, and lovers of Angelina will not be disappointed.

Pub Date: Nov. 28th, 1986
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Potter--dist. by Crown