In Little Books with Big Hearts

Josephine wants to Dance

Josephine wants to Dance book cover

What’s not to love about a kangaroo who wants to dance and never gives up on her dream.

“She twirled through the air like leaves in a whirlwind. She leapt like no dancer ever had before. And at the end she curtsied like the brolgas bowing to the sun.”

This Australian classic by award-winning duo Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, was first published ten years ago. What better way to celebrate their ten year anniversary than to bring the book to life with music! As part of the Newcastle Writer’s Festival (Australia), the Newcastle Youth Orchestra will present a special concert with Jackie narrating her classic book, at the Newcastle Conservatorium on Sunday April 9 at 12pm. Great fun for all ages. Book your ticket at eventbrite. 


Josephine Wants to Dance
Author: Jackie French
Illustrator: Bruce Whatley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia)
First published: 2007
Country: Australia

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