Barbara Allman

Dance of the Swan

Follow-up Activity

To the Teacher:
Enjoy a simple cooking activity with your students after reading Dance of the Swan.

Easy Recipe

When Anna Pavlova toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926, a chef created a new dessert in her honor and named it the Pavlova.

Meringue nests or cookies purchased from your favorite bakery or specialty food store.
Whipped cream.
Fresh or canned fruit pieces--kiwi slices, pineapple chunks, mandarin orange pieces, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or peaches.
Optional: crushed nuts
Fill the meringue nests or top the cookies with whipped cream. Arrange a colorful selection of fruit pieces on top of the whipped cream. Sprinkle on nuts if desired. Enjoy immediately!

Note: All cooking activities should be supervised by a responsible adult.

Selected Works

Middle-grade Biography
Dance of the Swan: A Story About Anna Pavlova
Teachers! Click here for a follow-up cooking activity.
Middle-Grade Biography
Her Piano Sang: A Story about Clara Schumann
Kids! Click here for some musical writing fun.
Short Story
Social Studies
A World in Focus: Central and South America
Teachers! Click here for an introductory activity.

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