Girl Overcomes Walking Difficulty for Love of Ballet in New Storybook

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Author Isabella Stella Mingaars’s colorful children’s book, “Isabella Stella Ballerina,” brings to International Book Exhibit its message that determination leads to dreams

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First-time author Isabella Stella Mingaars, makes her mark in the publishing world with her new colorful children’s storybook, titled Isabella Stella Ballerina. Primarily target to young girls who have an interest in ballet, this delightful tale revolves around a young girl’s dream to walk and demonstrates her journey, resulting in her achieving not only walking but dancing at a ballet concert.

“I enjoy reading and writing stories about many subjects, including fairies, princesses and ballerinas as I have an interest in dance, specifically ballet. This inspired me to write a book about a young ballerina,” says Mingaars. “I have been taking ballet classes for the last three years, so have based part of the book on my personal experience.”

Mingaars’ book follows the story of a young girl named Isabella Stella. She fondly idolizes her sister Lauren. One day, Isabella Stella’s grandmother gives her the ballerina teddy. This little gift inspires her to walk. Eventually she did learn to walk through the inspiration and the magic of a ballerina teddy bear. Moreover, her determination to be like the ballerina ultimately enabled her to dance at a ballet concert.

A feel-good story with a happy ending, Isabella Stella Ballerina is a colorful story that encourages young readers to never give up when pursuing their dreams. Mingaars creatively uses the story about one child’s dream to demonstrate that with determination, anything indeed can be possible.

This book will be featured at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair Book Exhibit in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 9 - 13, 2013.

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About the Author
Isabella Stella Mingaars was born in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. She loves writing stories about everything that interests her. She likes swimming, playing the piano and dancing.

Isabella Stella Ballerina * by Isabella Stella Mingaars
Publication Date: February 28, 2013
Picture Book; AU$30.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4797-7816-4
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4797-7817-1

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