Angelina and the Princess

by Katharine Holabird

Other authorsHelen Craig (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2000



Local notes

E Hol


Pleasant Company Publications (2000), 24 pages


Angelina is too sick to dance well during the tryouts for the lead in the "Princess of Mouseland" ballet, but when the leading ballerina sprains her foot, Angelina is ready to prove she is still the best dancer of all.


Original language


Physical description

24 p.; 10.42 x 8.62 inches


158485653X / 9781584856535





User reviews

LibraryThing member ohjanet
What a darling mouse and how lucky she was that other little mouse broke her leg! Go Angelina Go!
LibraryThing member billsearth
Angelina the mouse, likes to dance. She is given a small part in a production but was hoping for more. Her mother advises her to do her best and she eventually gets the part she had hoped for after much hard work. Good plot, nice illustrations, good story for young kids and older toddlers.
LibraryThing member sfhess
Angelina sneaks out of the housewhen she wakes up sick on the morning of auditions to dance in a special ballet for The Princess of Mouseland. She attempts to performs the dance, but is too weak to do so and watches as the leading roles in the Dance of the Flower Fairies go to two of her friends.Angelina’s disappointment at the outcome of the auditions is met with her mother’s advice to still do her best with whatever part she is given to help the whole performance, advice which leads to the message that being a good friend and team player usually leads to positive outcomes. Craig’s detailed, colorful illustrations depicting the ballet school’s preparations for the performance will capture the attention of young children who dream Angelina’s dreams with her. Ballerina mice have never looked so adorable as in the leotards they wear (with a different color for each mouse).The ending is optimistic and leaves the reader as happy as the characters in the story.… (more)




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