Buy from Penguin Random House:

Written by Roxane Orgill
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763621218
ISBN-13: 9780763621216
Our Price: $17.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:


Find a local retailer:


How to buy

view an inside spread


download an article

all downloads for this title

more titles by Roxane Orgill

more titles by Stephane Jorisch

Roxane Orgill’s bio

view other editions

Bookmark and Share
The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire

author: Roxane Orgill
illustrator: Stephane Jorisch

In 1905, four-and-a-half-year-old Fred Astaire put on his first pair of dancing shoes -- and from that moment, his life was filled with singing, dancing, and fancy footwork. Fred’s older sister, Adele, was the real dancer, but Fred worked hard to get all the steps just right, and it wasn’t long before he was the one capturing headlines and stealing the show. In this fascinating story of child stars who hoof their way to knockout success on Broadway and beyond, Roxane Orgill and Stéphane Jorisch team up for a bravura performance, capturing the sophistication, fluidity, and grace of two of the biggest names in dance history.
Back matter includes an author’s note, suggestions for further reading, suggested resources, and an index.

Follow the footsteps of two persevering siblings who danced their way into a cherished place in the spotlight.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $22.50
0763621218 /  9780763621216
on sale date:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 9 1/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Biography & Autobiography; Performing Arts; Family;
browse by:

view options