When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky

By Lauren Stringer

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This delightful picture book introduces young readers to the famous events and personalities behind The Rite of Spring, Vaslav Nijinsky’s daringly inventive ballet to music by Igor Stravinsky. Lauren Stringer’s vibrant illustrations playfully evoke a modernist aesthetic and bring to life the celebrated riot that occurred at the ballet’s premiere. Youngsters will enjoy the rhythm and rhyme of the story, while historical notes at the back of the book are handy for parents and teachers.

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky is perfect for boys and girls learning music, dance or drama. Here’s an ideal introduction to the colourful artistic world of the Ballets Russes!

Download an Activity Guide from the author’s website.

Harcourt Children’s Books, 2013. Softcover, 32 pages.