Ursula wants her father to come and watch the Ballerina's end-of-year concert. But he is so busy, he doesn't have time. When the friends see how sad Ursula and Dorothea her bear are, they come up with a plan.
Emerald Everhart was once a very famous and talented ballerina. Many years ago, one of her admirers gave her a perfume bottle of frosted glass. While Emerald owned that bottle, her performances were the best they'd ever been. Then, one day, the bottle was accidentally thrown away. From that moment, she never danced as well again. She has now dedicated her life to finding that perfume bottle - and the kingdom within it: the Kingdom of the Frosty Mountains. As she searches, she remembers the stories her admirer once told her - the stories of the Ballerinas-in-Training. She shares those stories in these enchanting books. Lastly, she asks that if you ever chance upon the perfume bottle that you please let her know. Her life just is not the same without it.