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Linda Maybarduk


Linda Maybarduk was born in New York City and raised in Orlando, Florida. Educated at the National Ballet School in Toronto, she was a first soloist with the company. When Nureyev became associated with the National Ballet of Canada, they danced together and grew to be close friends. Nureyev stayed with Maybarduk whenever he was in Toronto, her sons were as close as nephews, and her daughter was his godchild. Linda Maybarduk is now retired from dance and lives in Toronto with her husband and children.

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James the Dancing Dog
Written by Linda Maybarduk
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson

Hardcover | 24 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Animals - Dogs; Juvenile Fiction - Performing Arts
978-0-88776-619-0 (0-88776-619-6)

October 12, 2004 | $22.99

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James the Dancing Dog
Written by Linda Maybarduk, Illustrated by Gillian Johnson

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887766190
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James the beagle was a real dog. His master and mistress worked with the National Ballet of Canada, and between 1961 and 1972 he went with them to the studio, the rehearsal hall, and the theater where the dancers performed. Perhaps this is what James dreamed about when he lay quietly...


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The Dancer Who Flew
Written by Linda Maybarduk

Hardcover | 184 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography; Juvenile Nonfiction - Performing Arts - Dance
978-0-88776-415-8 (0-88776-415-0)

September 18, 1999 | $28.99

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The Dancer Who Flew
Written by Linda Maybarduk

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887764158
Our Price: $28.99
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Few ballet dancers have held the world’s attention like Rudolf Nureyev. Naturally talented and technically brilliant, Nureyev had a charisma that knocked the dancing world on its heels. This stunning book is a very personal glimpse of a unique artist through the eyes of a fellow dancer and friend.

Linda Maybarduk was...