Drina Dances in Italy

  • Title: Drina Dances in Italy
  • Author: Jean Estoril Mabel Esther Allan
  • ISBN: 9780590425582
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drina Dances in Italy Drina goes to Italy to meet her father s family While there she ends up dancing with the Dominick along with Emilia from Chalk Green and Igor Jr
    Drina goes to Italy to meet her father s family While there, she ends up dancing with the Dominick, along with Emilia from Chalk Green and Igor Jr.

    • Drina Dances in Italy By Jean Estoril Mabel Esther Allan
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      Published :2019-08-10T23:40:43+00:00

    About Jean Estoril Mabel Esther Allan


    1. A pseudonym of Mabel Esther Allan.


    601 Comments


    1. I had not read the Drina books since I was a child and I recently re-read them all. I read the first 5 as a child and then as a teen I hunted down the final 6 once I realized they existed. I am happy to say that for the most part they hold up to the test of time. They are very much in the style of British school stories but I quite like those. I think the whole series is definitely worth the effort it takes to hunt them down.

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    2. This book takes us back to the level of the first two, in my opinion. Not only is Drina back to her normal self - except for maybe a chapter and a half of undue wallowing - but it also introduces two new characters I love - Ilonka and Igor. Ilonka is a refugee from a fictional country under Soviet rule behind the old Iron Curtain, which creates the only semi-political sub-plot in the entire series. Igor is the son of the director of Drina's ballet school, and the company into which she hopes to [...]

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    3. Don't be fooled! Other versions of the book are titled Drina Dances in Italy and the synopsis on the back of the U.S. edition says "Drina saves the day" by filling in when some members of the Dominick Company become ill while in Italy. In reality, though, that doesn't happen until the final 20 pages of the book, and it only lasts about 2 pages. False advertising but I'm sure the intended audience wouldn't feel as duped as I did :PAs someone who is WAY older than the target audience, I feel like [...]

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    4. One of my least favourites, though I enjoyed it more than Drina Ballerina. Not sure exactly why I didn't love it as much as the others! Although there is every chance it was entirely because the cover picture of Drina on the edition I first read was kind of ugly. See?

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    5. Ich hatte als Kind auch eine Ballettphase, wenn auch nur über Bücher ;) die Cindy-Bücher fand ich damals alle super und hab mir eines nach dem anderen von der Omi schenken lassen oder selbst vom Taschengeld gekauft. Ich fand auch alle Cover so toll, ich hab die immer bewundert. (Bei dem hier war ich ein wenig enttäuscht, weil nichts besonders "ballettartiges" dabei war.)Gerade habe ich gesehen, dass sie im Englischen "Drina" heisst wer kommt bitteschön auf die Idee, jemand von Drina nach C [...]

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    6. I have the UK version, which is called "Drina Dances in Italy." Only the second half of the book actually takes place in Italy. Drina travels there to meet her Italian family and has the chance to dance with the Dominick Ballet when a few members of the corps de ballet are ill.It's a nice little book. I love the style of writing, but it is unbelievable that Drina, after learning Italian for about a month, is almost fluent after a week in Italy.

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    7. The fourth book in the series about born dancer Drina Adams (also called Drina Dances in Italy). Drina gets to travel with the Dominick school to Italy, where she is thrilled to meet her _other_ grandmother, in Milan. She meets and makes friends with Igor Dominick, at least as much as the supercilious Dominick heir allows. As always, the ballet background has the ring of authenticity--ballet lovers will enjoy it.

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    8. I loved this series when I was younger, and when I had the chance to get some of these books through bookcrossing, I couldn't resist.

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    9. see review of book #1

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    10. Read this series in JR High and simply LOVED them! I need to track these down

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