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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