After her retirement from professional ballet, Bussell released a series of children's books entitled The Magic Ballerina. She has also co-written The Young Dancer with the Royal Ballet School and written an introduction to the book The Illustrated Book of Ballet by Barbara Newman, which showcases five of the ballets in which she starred.
Author's Comment: I wanted to inspire every little girl who wants to be a dancer, to fire their imagination about the joys of being on the stage. The idea of a magic theatre where all the adventures happen came from [my daughter] Phoebe, who used to come and see me dance when she was small.
Featured series by Darcey Bussell
Magic Ballerina (Ages 6 and up)