Drina Ballerina (Drina Books) [Jean Estoril] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the eleventh, and final title in the Drina ballet book. Published in the late s and early s, the 11 novels – including Ballet for Drina and Drina Dances Again – tell of orphan (you could. Drina Ballerina by Jean Estoril, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Jenny is a better character in this book than in some of the other ones but she doesn’t get much screen time.

Drina Ballerina (Drina, #11) by Jean Estoril

It feels like there could be an additional book after this one, but perhaps that is just wishful thinking. Streatfeild’s other big ballet hit, Ballet Shoes for Anna features many of the same elements: And Drina seems to have no problem making friends, which lead to a vast cast of well-crafted individuals with compelling backstories — Jenny and her tragic time growing up, the refugee Ilonka, born and bred Londoner Rose. He then turns to Rose which angers her because she knows he is only with her because Drina won’t have him.

Ballegina and try again. Drina is described as “ruthless” as she climbs the ranks of her ballet company and has lost a connection with may of her close friends. She is modest and ambitious and definitely the heroine of the story.


Drina Ballerina

Aug 17, Erin rated it really liked it. Tabitha rated it liked it Jan 13, However Drina does eventually win, and we learn more about her past, her legacy, her legendary ballet dancer mother, and her travels around the world — as well as her learning to be a deina dancer — throughout the series. Lauren rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Drina’s dancing balleruna is off to a good start and will soon receive a boost. Was wonderful to read them all again. In all fairness, probably not much would.

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This is the eleventh, and final title in the Drina ballet book series about Drina Adams’ progress to stardom. I do think this series finished too quickly. They are sent to live in England with an aunt and uncle, who promptly forbid prodigiously talented ballerina Anna from dancing.

They are vrina much in the style of British school stories but I quite like those.

When Drina’s grandparents move to Switzerland for… More. It makes me very, very sad to say bwllerina, but this was not the ending I waited nearly 18 years for. Signora Adamo gets a brief mention but many of the other characters from the previous books aren’t in evidence. I felt for her, and ached for her, and raced through the pages to see what would happen to the charming heroine next.

I think the whole series is definitely worth the effort it takes to hunt them down. Rose and several other of Drina’s friends from Ch… More. The book felt rushed, like too much was packed into too little time.


Order by newest oldest recommendations. This final book was published almost thirty years after the one nallerina previous Drina Goes on Tourso I wonder if Goes on Tour was meant to be the last book. Drina passes her school exams and becomes a senio… More. A sprained ankle at the start of term forces Drin… More. An additional book that explains the change in Rose’s character driina deeply would be a good thing.

When her lone-parent father dies, she is sent away from London and the ballet classes she loves to the wilds of Northumberland to live with some ballet-despising obviously! Clare Hollowell rated it really liked it Jan 03, That her life might srina perfect now, but that it may become difficult.

The drina series balkerina my junior high life, I read and re-read books countless times books the prized souvenirs of a trip to London in fifth grade, since they were never released in the US. Michelle rated it liked it Jul 20, To view it, click here. It gives me some closure! Drina dances for Jenny in the apple orchard, and Jenny remembers her predictions about Drina’s future when they were children.