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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Josephine Wants to Dance
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'Josephine is a kangaroo - who loves to dance ballet. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to town and both the lead ballerina and understudy are injured, Josephine's talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it and, more importantly, does it matter that she's a kangaroo?' (Source: publisher's teachers' notes).

Adaptations

Josephine Wants to Dance Eva Di Cesare , Sandra Eldridge , Tim McGarry , 2018 single work drama

'Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.

'When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the Ballet company prepared to perform, Josephine snuck into town and peered through the window as the dancers rehearsed. She watched the dancers for hours and hours, then she went home and practiced at night… all alone. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes.

'On the day of the first performance the Ballet Company was in trouble. The prima ballerina twisted her ankle. The understudy had a splinter in her toe.

'Who could dance the lead role? Who else could leap that high?

'Josephine’s talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she’s a kangaroo?'

Source: Monkey Baa.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Korean translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Angus and Robertson , 2006 .
      285783136845236512.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 28p.
      Edition info: 1st edition.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9780207200809 (pbk), 0207200807 (pbk), 0207200750 (hbk.), 9780207200755 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Abrams Books for Young Readers ,
      2007 .
      5989091703505929820.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Alternative title: Josephine Loves to Dance
      Extent: 30p.
      ISBN: 0810994313 (hbk.), 9780810994317 (hbk.)
    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2016 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Edition info: 10th anniversary edition.
      Note/s:
      • Published : 20th June 2016
      ISBN: 9781460752524
Alternative title: K'aenggŏruga ch'umŭl ch'undago?
Alternative title: 캥거루가 춤을 춘다고?
Language: Korean
    • c
      South Korea,
      c
      Korea, East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      K'idŭk K'idŭk ,
      2008 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      ISBN: 9788956052465 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Karen Cunningham , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 51 no. 1 2007; (p. 17)

— Review of Josephine Wants to Dance Jackie French 2006 single work picture book
Untitled Vikki Turton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 21 no. 5 2006; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Josephine Wants to Dance Jackie French 2006 single work picture book
Untitled Karen Cunningham , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 51 no. 1 2007; (p. 17)

— Review of Josephine Wants to Dance Jackie French 2006 single work picture book
Untitled Vikki Turton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 21 no. 5 2006; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Josephine Wants to Dance Jackie French 2006 single work picture book
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