Degas and the Little Dancer

Degas and the Little Dancer

A Story About Edgar Degas

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Because Marie helps her poor parents by modeling for an ill-tempered artist, she becomes a famous ballerina but not in the way she had dreamed

Barron's Educational Publishing
Many years ago, Marie hoped to be a famous ballerina, but because her family had too little money for lessons she began modeling at the ballet school. The painter for whom she modeled was the artist, Edgar Degas. As Degas' figure of The Little Dancer took shape, Marie began to feel sympathy for the bad-tempered artist. When the sculpture was finished, thousands of art lovers came to see the statue, making Marie the most famous dancer of all. Here is an exquisite introduction to the life of a great nineteenth-century French artist, with beautiful impressionistic illustrations and reproductions of Degas' own work.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780812065831
Branch Call Number: E ANHOL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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VaughanPLLily Nov 15, 2016

Great book to introduce kids to Edgar Degas and how he created his works. It has a little more words than most picture books; lovely illustrations and photographs of the actual sculpture of Marie, as the Little Dancer. There are a few other books in this series about other artists.


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