New Ballet Picture Book

A new children's book, 'Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig', released just in time for the holidays. Author David Rottenberg and illustrator Lesley Anderson have created a tale of perseverance through the eyes of two endearing pigs Gwendolyn and Omar.
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Dec. 20, 2008 - PRLog -- Author David Ira Rottenberg has joined forces with illustrator, Lesley C. Anderson to create an engaging tale of perseverance through the eyes of two endearing pigs - not-so-graceful Gwendolyn, and clumsy football hopeful Omar. The pair find themselves in an unlikely situation when the foreboding Russian ballet teacher, Natasha Levertov, self-proclaimed "greatest teacher of dance in 'ze vorld'" catches them peering in the window of her ballet studio one afternoon.

'Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig' has been a success among ballet companies and bookstores, entertaining both boys and girls who have explored the adventures contained within its pages. While the cover suggests a book appropriate for young ballerinas, upon opening the book, the reader finds that aspiring sports players can also relate. The story is appropriate for children up to age 8, and many adults have chuckled while reading Natasha's Russian accent and seeing the colorful, charming illustrations.

'Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig' has received raves not only from customers but from reviewers as well. editor Wendy Garofoli writes, "This cute story can help inspire both boys and girls to get into dance class, and it gives accolades to the teachers themselves, whose dedication is often overlooked."

The 40 page, full color, hardcover book with dust jacket is available online and in bookstores for $15.95.

About the Author:

David Ira Rottenberg is a graduate of Columbia University. He has published two novels and co-authored three business books. He has written for publications such as Boston Magazine and the Boston Globe. His poems have appeared in poetry magazines throughout the United States. Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig is his first children’s book.
About the Illustrator:

Lesley Anderson is a children's book illustrator in Medford, Massachusetts. Originally from Rockport, Anderson grew up developing her creative talents in the arts, music and theater, with her first dedicated museum exhibit at the age of 13. In addition to children's book illustration, Anderson creates pet portraits from photographs at and works as an independent business and web copywriter, social media consultant, and children's musical theater composer.

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Cedar Crest Books is a publishing house founded in 1982. It is located in Boston, Massachusetts and is dedicated to publishing works of the highest literary merit. Cedar Crest Books publishes fiction, nonfiction and picture books.
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