Book Description

Maeve wants to be a ballerina but is afraid to start a new dance class, until she is brave enough to befriend another child. 

Maeve aspires to learn ballet and meet new friends, but she is afraid to try something new where she doesn’t know anyone. Can Maeve be brave and try new things? In this realistic story about building inner courage to be brave and follow your heart, children will learn the value of trying the things they love and be brave enough to make new friends.

  • Introduces children to the popular childhood activity of ballet
  • Explores overcoming social anxiety, shyness, and fear of trying new things
  • Themes of friendship and putting others’ needs before self

Born and raised in Melbourne, Lydia Donevloves writing children’s picture booksjust as much as she loves spending time outdoors with her partner andenergic dog Bodhi. As an early childhood teacher and assistant director in early years education her writing is endlessly inspired by her youngstudents and relatable topics. Lydia spends many hours treasure huntinginbookshops and attempting messy watercolour paintings. She aims toinspire children in a love of storytelling through her books andthought – provokingcharacters.

Silvia Colombo was born near Milan, Italy. A passionate artist, Silvia originally studied Literatureand Philosophy at Università Statale, before working as a film critic, journalist, and lecturer. Silvia was recently inspired to draw again, attending Giovanni Manna and Linda Wolfsgruber’s classes at the International School of Illustration, Sàrmede and the workshop of Mauro Evangelista at Mimaster. She currently lives and works in Milan, Italy.

RRP: AUD 24.99 / GBP £12.99 / USD $18.95

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 978-1-80036-051-8

Book Details
Lydia Donevloves
Silvia Colombo
21.0 cm in H · 25.5 cm in W · 40 pages
Release Date:
5th July 2024
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