Ballet Fairy Tales

a series of books for children (6-13 years) and adolescents, which in an interesting and accessible way introduces young readers to the world of ballet.

The consecutive volumes represent the most famous ballets, such as Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, Léo Delibes’ Coppelia, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, and also Igor Strawinskys Pulcinella or Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote, which are worth visiting with children.
Joint reading of Ballet Fairy Tales can stimulate children to want to make time to go to the theatre and enjoy the extraordinary ballet scenes of which the book tells.

Titles currently available:

Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Pulcinella and Sleeping Beauty


Writers: Catherine K. Gardzina-Kubala, Tadeusz Rybicki
Illustrations: Klaudia Polak-Szewczyk
Publisher: Studio Blok, Warsaw


Swan Lake is the first book in the Ballet Fairy Tales’ series. It is beautifully illustrated with drawings showing the atmosphere of a story of enchantment in dance. It can become the beginning of an adventure with ballet!
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 64 pp.
The Nutcracker – the warm story tells of the events of a Christmas Eve night. This story happened to, or was dreamed by little Clara and the nutcracker of the title, the heroes of the famous ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. It's fun, sometimes scary, but the good heart and courage of Clara nutcracker are victorious over the evil magic mouse king and are rewarded. Everyone can play happily in the Land of Sweets...
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 72 pp.
Cinderella – a story about a girl who really wanted to dance. The book is dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev’s Ballet.
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 64 pp.
Romeo and Juliet tells the story of how strong can be love and how destructive hate. Just like Cinderella, the book tells of a ballet to music by Sergei Prokofiev.
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 64 pp.
Coppelia is a mechanical doll that looks like a real girl... the funny libretto is centered on the themes of the E.T.A. Hoffmann stories – known to our readers from the book of The Nutcracker. The fifth book in the series is fun, but also full of mystery, a story that jokes about human vices – pride, conceit, envy.
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 64 pp.
Don Quixote is takeing us in the journey to the Spain – this divertissement is showing local spanish atmosphere and the most spectacular skills of dancers in classical dance. An cause for them is tru love story of Kitri and Basilio. Happy end is possible – thanks to hidalgo Don Quixote help.
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 64 pp.
Pulcinella is a famous artist and a victim of his own succes in one. The story is fun, because this is in fact comedy dell'arte in ballet version. At once, there also will apeare a lot of little Pulcinellas – but they will be chased out. Pulcinella is only one! Pulcinella is one of the Diagilev's Russian Ballets.
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 64 pp.
The Sleeping Beauty book tells a well known story of king's daughter, Aurora. This famous opus is the third and last classical ballet of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and belong to the wonderful period of romantic art.
hard cover, 17 x 21,4 cm, 64 pp.