While I am waiting for someone to finally take me to the movies to see Black Swan, I found a little treasure between my old fairy tales that I will not keep a secret from you. The children’s book Swan Lake illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman enchanted me not only with the nostalgic drawings, but also with the beautiful narrative of the former prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Of course I was more a fan of the black Odile than the sweet and boring Odette. If you feel for a little childhood magic as much as I do, there are all illustrations from the book after the break.
all illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman