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Ariyoshi, Kyōko 1950-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 265 publications in 2 languages and 1,520 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comics (Graphic works)  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kyōko Ariyoshi
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masumi is a 16-year old attending a small ballet school in a remote part of Japan. When she gains admission to a famous school, she finally has the chance to realize her dreams. There, due to a lack of proper training, she is the weakest student in the group. Can she endure the hardship, the struggles and the fierce competition in the world of ballet?"
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masumi wins a spot in the company ... but can she keep it? Masumi has survived the rigorous competition and won a place in the National Ballet School. But just as she resolves to work hard and stay focused, a handsome new foreign student arrives. Will this newcomer support her quest to develop as a dancer, or will romantic entanglements become a distraction?"--Page 4 of cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masumi is a 16-year old attending a small ballet school in a remote part of Japan. When she gains admission to a famous school, she finally has the chance to realize her dreams. There, due to a lack of proper training, she is the weakest student in the group. Can she endure the hardship, the struggles and the fierce competition in the world of ballet?"
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Hijiri Masumi's school is performing in Moscow before the leaders of the Bolshoi Ballet, one of the leading ballerina's suffers an injury. The future of Japanese ballet hangs on the performance of an injured dancer--unless Masumi can take her place
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masumi learns strength of the heart can help her overcome any obstacles! Masumi meets yet another talented rival, Sidney Eglund, who is determined to prove herself the better dancer. Their rivalry heats up when they have a chance to compete in front of the legendary prima ballerina Margaret Fonteyn. A victory could give Masumi a chance to win the lead role with the Bolshoi. But first she must defeat the star pupil of the Royal Ballet Academy. -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bolstered by Dame Margaret Fonteyn's advice to express her inner strength through dancing, Masumi gains the confidence she needs to compete with Russia's prodigy ballerina, Larissa Maximova, for the lead role in a special performance
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chance of a lifetime fell into Masumi's lap after her naturally talented friend, Sayoko, injured her ankle. Facing stiff competition from two of the finest Russian dance prodigies, Masumi must represent her entire nation in the competition. But the tremendous stress and fear cause her to lose her hearing. Without music to inspire her, can Masumi dance the finest performance of her life? -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Round two of the World Ballet Competition begins. Masumi channels her heartache over Kusakabe to dance like she never has before. A technicality may spoil her best efforts until the mysterious man who has recently been coaching her steps forth to reveal his true identity, stunning the officials and helping Masumi! But all of these efforts may prove to be in vain when Russian ballerina Larissa Maximova delivers what might be a performance for the ages! -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that Masumi has leapt ahead of her mentor Sayoko, the pressure is on to win the lead in the latest dance competition. But she soon discovers that her newest opponent has a connection with her late mother's past. Can Masumi stay focused on her goal, or will this surprising development prove to be too big a distraction? -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masumi dazzled through her debut performance, winning over the hearts of critics and fans alike, along with capturing a spot to compete in the Tokyo World Ballet Competition. Top dancers from all over the world have traveled to compete, including the Russian prodigies. Masumi will have to put her shaky confidence to the test and hope that all of her training and hard work pays off. -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her dynamic rendering of "The Black Swan," Masumi and her partner Aoi win second place in the pas de deux division of the World Ballet Competition. Moving on to the next stage, she must partner with Leonhardt Von Christ, a charismatic and powerful dancer whose casual approach to his craft shocks Masumi. Later, Leonhardt's offhand comment about her skills leaves the young ballerina devastated. -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With great focus, Masumi overcomes her intense insecurities and wins second place, finishing only behind her archrival, the prodigy Lilliana. She and Leonhardt receive offers to dance in Moscow and New York, the world's two most prestigious locations for ballet. Which one will Masumi choose? And is she ready to have Leonhardt become her new partner? -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Ballet Competition gets underway in Tokyo. Masumi is about to go head to head against Lilliana Maximova, Russia's best-kept secret prodigy. The young Soviet dancer delivers a sensational performance that stuns the assembled ballet world. After a shaky start, Masumi is going to have to rise to the occasion. But how can she focus on the event when she receives some information about the man she loves that will surely break her heart? -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masumi and Leonhardt are invited to train at the presitigious New York City Ballet. New to modern ballet, Masumi struggles to understand it, but the company's esteemed choreographer is not impressed with her efforts. Then Masumi runs into an old classmate who has become jaded and wants to give up on ballet. Will this encounter help or hurt Masumi at this critical point in her career? -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to master the techniques of modern dance, the classically trained Masumi has been replaced by a more experienced ballerina. With the entire reason for her trip to New York now ended, Masumi is heartbroken. But her dancing partner, Leonhardt, only wants to work with Masumi. He's prepared to lay it all on the line, refusing to perform with the chosen ballerina. Leonhardt's arrogance just might end both his and Masumi's dancing days before they've even begun! -- from back cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonhardt stands defiant, while Lucien's crush on Masumi leads to trouble! Everyone is stunned to learn of Leonhardt's decision to quit dancing for the most acclaimed choreographer in the world, rather than dance with a partner other than Masumi. But just when all seems lost, another famous choreographer jumps at the chance to have the duo perform one of his works instead. Meanwhile, Leonhardt's classmate, Lucien, is starting to fall for Masumi. When a serious accident sidelines this would-be suitor, will Masumi be able to stay focused on ballet?"--Page 4 of cover
Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masumi, who is struggling to understand modern ballet, and Leonhardt are invited to train at the New York City Ballet, but the company's choreographer is not impressed with her efforts
Swan = Hakuchō by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masumi is an enthusiastic ballet student. Because of her potential in becoming a great dancer, she is given opportunities to dance challenging roles. Although she struggles, she transcends the physicality of dancing, and discovers the possibilities of artistic expression
Swan 9 by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Ballet Competition gets underway in Tokyo. Masumi is about to go head to head against Lilliana Maximova, Russia's best-kept secret prodigy. The young Soviet dancer delivers a sensational performance that stuns the assembled ballet world. After a shaky start, Masumi is going to have to rise to the occasion. But how can she focus on the event when she receives some information about the man she loves that will surely break her heart?
Swan : by Kyōko Ariyoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ariyoshi, Kyoko

Kyōko Ariyoshi

Kyoko Ariyoshi Japanese manga artist

Kyoko Ariyoshi Japans mangaka

Ариёси, Кёко

アリヨシ, キョウコ

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