Clair de Lune
Published: 2004 by Penguin Books
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Cassandra Golds tells us we are reading a fairytale—but not quite—and indeed throughout this romantic story there is constant movement between the down-to-earth struggle of daily life and magic. So fitting for a tale about ballet, an art of ethereal beauty built on sweat, strong muscles and distorted feet.