Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina

Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina

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  • Title: Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina
  • Author: Carmen T. Bernier-Grand Raúl Colón
  • ISBN: 9780761455622
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
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      • Carmen T. Bernier-Grand Raúl Colón

        Carmen T Bernier Grand is a national award winning author of eleven books for children and young adults She teaches writing at the Whidbey Island MFA, a program of Northwest Literary Arts, at Writers in the Schools, a program of Oregon Literary Arts, and at Wordstock.In 2008, The Oregon Library Association s Children s Division gave her the Evelyn Lampman Award for her significant contribution to the children of Oregon in the field of children s literature.Bernier Grand was born in Puerto Rico but lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Jeremy Grand, and her bilingual dog, Lily source


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    1. I really knew nothing about this famous ballerina so it was great to learn about her life. The illustrations were wonderful.


    2. When I was a kid I took a fair amount of ballet. I liked it. Kept me on my toes (yuk yuk yuk). I retain fond memories of that time in my life, but don't be fooled. I'm just as likely to groan when I see a children's biography of a ballerina as anyone. "Not another one!" I'll kvetch. Never mind that ballerina bios don't exactly stuff my shelves to overflowing. Never mind that when artists like Raul Colon are involved the end result is going to be magic. Never mind that author Carmen T. Bernier-Gr [...]


    3. Reading Level: 3.6Book Level/ Guided Reading Level: PAlicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina is a biography for children that tells the story of world renowned ballerina Alicia Alonso’s life from her birth in Cuba in 1921 to the time the book was published in 2011. The beautiful full page illustrations, table of contents and timeline, and poetic writing make this chapter book a perfect mentor text to demonstrate the writing traits of ideas, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, and presentation, [...]


    4. Picture book in free verse about Alicia Alonso from her childhood up through approximately the present. It spends a good amount of time talking about her partial blindness and does a good job portraying her career and how important being Cuban is to her.I always think verse and dance go well together. The separate poems here made some parts of the story hard to follow, though.Used a slur (for the Romani) a couple of times.


    5. One of the advantages to seeking out multicultural literature is finding out about all these awe-inspiring people of whom we otherwise may not have heard.Alicia Alonso was born in 1921 near Havana, Cuba. She took her first ballet lesson at age eight, starting out in tennis shoes. By the time she was eleven, she was dancing her first solo. In the 1940’s, she suffered detached retinas in both eyes, a condition not easily treatable at the time. Bedridden for a year after surgeries on her eyes, sh [...]


    6. This novel is a biography in free verse of Cuba’s most famous ballerina. The novel tell the story of the remarkable and artistic achievements of Alicia Alonso. Born in Cuba, Alonso always had a passion for dancing, and she began studying the art of dancing first in Cuba then New York City. There in New York City she became the overnight sensation in Giselle and eventually was promoted to principal dancer in the Ballet Theater. Once she returned Cuba in 1948, Alonso found her own company, even [...]


    7. I had not heard of Alicia Alonzo before reading this book. It is written by the same author who wrote Frida Vive la Vida! Carmen T. Bernier-Colon and the same illustrator, Raul Colon. I think this book is as interesting as the Frida'a book. Alicia Alonso was Cuban and she was encouraged by her mother to take up dance and ended up as a ballet dancer. The parents approve of her dancing but not professionally and she left for New York with a man who became her husband at age 15. The couple both bec [...]


    8. "Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina" is a picture book of poems that tell the story of Alicia Alonso: a Cuban-born, world famous ballet dancer. Alicia was born in 1921 and at five years old, she fell in love with ballet. She began training to be a ballet dancer and danced her first solo in Sleeping Beauty in 1932, as just a child. It was through ballet that she met her first husband, Fernando Alonso, who also became a ballet dancer. She and Fernando moved to New York city, married, had a baby, and j [...]


    9. This book concentrates on the thrilling life of the Cuban prima ballerina, Alicia Alonso. Her career revolved around making dozens of crowds and audiences stand to their feet after witnessing her beautiful interpretations of Giselle and other wonderful classics. The author covers highlights of Alicia’s childhood as well as the many health road bumps she encountered, such as loss of peripheral vision, that never seemed to slow her down or quit. Alonso’s career and personal life are demonstrat [...]


    10. This novel is a biography in free verse of Cuba’s most famous ballerina. The novel tell the story of the remarkable and artistic achievements of Alicia Alonso. Born in Cuba, Alonso always had a passion for dancing, and she began studying the art of dancing first in Cuba then New York City. There in New York City she became the overnight sensation in Giselle and eventually was promoted to principal dancer in the Ballet Theater. Once she returned Cuba in 1948, Alonso found her own company, even [...]


    11. A biography of Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso.Alicia Alonso's artistic achievements are remarkable, considering that she became partially blind and lost her peripheral vision at age nineteen. From childhood, she exhibited a passion for dancing, studying first in Cuba and later in New York City, where she became an overnight sensation in Giselle and was promoted to principal dancer in Ballet Theater. Returning to Cuba in 1948, she founded her own company, which eventually folded due to lack of fun [...]


    12. Bernier-Grand, C. (2011). Alicia Alonso: prima ballerina. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish.Biography-InformationalBooklist Book Reviews StarsThe amazing illustrations highlight all of the wonderful information of the ballerina Alicia Alonso. While reading about her life in chronological order, readers will learn the hard life of dancers, especially of those that dance for different countries. Alicia will be an inspiration to all when they find out how long she danced and what she had to leave b [...]


    13. This book should win a Pura Belpre Award!! I've loved ballet ever since I was a little girl and wanted to be a ballerina. I don't recall ever hearing of Alicia Alonso before, but now, after reading this, I'd love to find a recording of something she danced in. And to think that she still danced when she was 74 years old, and danced even though she had a vision impairment. It just shows what you can do with determination! This biography is told in poems, with quotes from Alonso interspersed. A pr [...]


    14. This wonderful free verse account of the life and times of Cuban prima ballerina Alisha Alonso is filled with lively language and an inspiring story about an incredible artist. The author describes Alicia's childhood and passion for dance as well as her struggles and triumphs. She even lost her peripheral vision at nineteen and still managed to dance challenging ballet roles. Because she traveled to the United States to continue her study of dance while also having roots in her homeland, this bi [...]


    15. Written in free verse, tells the life story of Alicia Alonso and her remarkable accomplishments in spite of loosing part of her sight at the age of 19. She went on to become a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet after studying in her homeland of Cuba. She eventually founded her own Ballet school (Ballet Nacional de Cuba) which she still directs. The last 10 pages of the book include a biography of Alicia as well as listing of all of the ballets that she has danced in. It also includes [...]


    16. This is a biography written in prose about the life of Alicia Alonso, and the dance that gave her life. While the reading grade level is a 3.6 (AR), the way in which the book is written is definitely for a much older audience, I would say a 6th grade reading level or higher. The poetry is choppy and at times metaphoric. Younger readers will have difficulty understanding the overall meaning of many chapters in her life. The back of the book includes an appendix (in tiny print) that gives more exp [...]


    17. This is a lovely picture book biography, written in verse, of Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso. Large-scale illustrations created with watercolor, colored pencils, and lithograph pencils. PW: "portraits have the dramatic scale of Depression-era murals; they capture Alonso's grace and celebrate her strength, too"LMC: "Raul Colan s illustrations capture Alicia's gracefulness and strength. This book is inspiring not only for anyone interested in dance but also for anyone facing physical challenges tha [...]


    18. One of the advantages of multicultural literature is finding out about all kinds people of whom we otherwise may not have heard of. Going into this book, I had no idea who Alicia Alonso was. The illustrations in this book were breathtaking. We see the amazing life of this ballerina and her rise to fame. The book illustrates her struggle with her health. At a young age she lost her peripheral vision and the reader sees Alicia's perseverance to follow her dreams and they learn a valuable lesson to [...]


    19. For a picture book, this is a very detailed introductory biography of Alicia Alonso. Before this book, I had no idea about the issues with her vision.It's nice that the book doesn't shy away from the part politics played in her work inside and outside of Cuba. It also talks about her young marriage and pregnancy and having to send her toddler-aged daughter to live with her parents while she and her husband were on tour.Great illustrations by Raul Colon.Would have had a higher star rating, but th [...]


    20. Alicia Alonso is a book about a ballerina from Cuba who will stop at nothing to accomplish her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. This book chronicles her life and the struggles she goes through on her quest to greatness. I love that this book shows a strong female character who will stop at nothing. My only criticism is that there are a few confusing words within the book, because they are in another language it is easy to get lost.


    21. This was a beautiful verse book about Alicia Alonso, ballerina.I grew up with a sister that danced and was taken to many ballets as a child. However I have no idea who Alicia Alonso was. This book was EXTREMELY interesting and introduced me to the life of a woman who is strong as she is graceful.The book is told in verse and does a wonderful job of clearly telling Alonso's story. Also the verse fits the illustrations perfectly.


    22. Prose poems and beautiful artwork tell the story of Alicia Alonso, a prima ballerina from Cuba who lost part of her sight at age 19, but kept dancing well into her 70s. It's a fascinating story and the book contains some great back matter. The prose poems didn't do much for me, though, and I think I would have preferred it as straight prose. This would make an excellent addition to units on Latin American history, women's history, or the arts.


    23. She is a communist and was given a lot of money by communists so of course she is happy being a public communist figure in the "it club" while the reset of the Cuban people starve and are oppressed.God bless the United States of America, our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, business, food, etc.


    24. Alicia Alonso was beautiful and talented and a communist dog. She could have danced anywhere in the world but she was and still remains a Castro supporter and communist. I don't have any respect for her.


    25. Picture book biography illustrated by award winning Raul Colon. I learned about Alicia Alonso (who is currently 93 years old) and her personal and political struggles as a Cuban prima ballerina, choreographer director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.


    26. recommended Ages: grades 4 - 8Alicia Alonso's artistic achievements are remarkable, considering that she became partially blind and lost her peripheral vision at age nineteen. This book tells the story of Cuba's most famous ballerina, who is still directing a dance school in Cuba today.




    27. hello my name is berlis and I would like you guys to answer my question please. I have to do a project about a dancer and my project will be about alicia alonso and here is my question ' IS SHE DIE'


    28. Thank you Carmen, for bringing another talented Latina to the world of children with your writing. Beautiful book. I did not not know about Alicia Alsonso until I read this book. More to learn.


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