Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

Billie

written and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina 

Published in 1959 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

SYNOPSIS: Billie is a tomboy who takes dance lessons to help heel a sprained ankle. She soon finds herself embracing girly things – like pink satin slippers and spangled dragonfly wings.  In this story, the tomboy turns out to be the belle of the ballet school.

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