Chasing Degas by Eva MontanariChasing Degas by Eva Montanari

Chasing Degas

byEva Montanari

Hardcover | October 1, 2009

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Monsieur Degas likes to paint the students while they practice in ballet class-they've inspired many of his beautiful paintings. But one day he mistakenly leaves his bag of paints in the dance studio and instead takes a young ballerina's bag, which contains her new tutu for the evening's recital! And so the ballerina begins a great chase to find Degas before her big night.
As she searches the streets of Paris, the ballerina encounters many other Impressionist painters, who are in the process of painting some of their great works. Monet, Renoir, Caillebotte, and Cassatt help the ballerina until she is reunited, at last, with Degas.
Featuring the original Impressionist paintings that inspired this picture book of historical fiction, along with an author's note about Impressionism and this vibrant period in Paris, Chasing Degas will delight young lovers of art and ballet.
Eva Montanari is an internationally recognized author and illustrator whose work has been seen in calendars, books, posters, and magazines. She has been praised by Children's Literature, which said, "The acrylic and colored pencil illustrations that fill the pages . . . have strong impact." She lives in Rimini, Italy.
Title:Chasing DegasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Abrams Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810938782

ISBN - 13:9780810938786


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Book This is an extremely beautiful book. The illustrations enhance the story which really is about a young female ballet student chasing the great artist Degas. Along the way she encounters other famous artist friends of Degas and therefore makes this book educational as well as enjoyable. The additional information at the the end of the book is the icing on the cake so to speak. Definitely a five star book for any little girl interested in dance as well as being an opportunity to learn about other great artists too. My granddaughter loves this book so much I purchased a ballet collector doll to go with it. This is a book to be cherished by young and not so young!
Date published: 2014-01-06