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Angelina at the Fair (Angelina Ballerina


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Katharine Holabird s first Angelina Ballerina book was published in 1983. After graduating from the Francis Parker School in Chicago, Katharine attended Bennington College in Vermont. She received a B.A. in Literature from Bennington in 1969, and then worked as a literary editor at the college for a year. The following year she went to Italy, where she became a freelance journalist. In 1974, Katharine married and moved with her husband, Michael Haggiag, to London, England where she lives today with her family."


PreS - Gr 1 In her latest adventure, the charming star of Angelina Ballerina (1983) and Angelina and the Princess (1984, both Potter) now grudgingly escorts little cousin Henry to the fair she would rather attend with friends. Sweet, timid little Henry is dragged from thrill ride to thrill ride until he disappears in the Haunted House. A dismayed Angelina finds him with the balloon man, and remorse brings devotion for the rest of the day. There are some wonderful scenes of the fair: the Haunted House with its facade of a ferocious cat and interiors of bats, spiders and ghosts; a terrified little Henry about to be dragged onto a high-flying roller coaster and a whirling ferris wheel. A tender story about caring, enhanced by Craig's delicate pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations. Amy G. Gavalis, Lincoln Public Library, Mass.

"The wonderfully appealing pictures of the diminutive and entrancing mice are set against the colorful excitement of the fairgrounds."--"Horn Book. "

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