Amiri and Odette: A Love Story
by Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2009
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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In this modern retelling of the Swan Lake ballet, acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers explores the sweet/sharp spark of love between two teens.
A boy searches for his newfound love among the city streets, to find that, unwarily, she’s been caught in the arms of an evil street lord who means her harm. It is only through perseverance and undying love that the girl is returned to the safety of her one true love. Lyrical text and stunning mixed media artwork make for a powerful recasting of the classic ballet Swan Lake.
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