Degas And The Little Dancer

Paperback | October 1, 2007

byLaurence Anholt

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Young Marie wants to be a ballerina, but her parents have no money for lessons. She must earn what little money she can as an artist's model at a ballet school. Then, her life takes an unusual turn when she models for the famous sculptor, Edgar Degas.This is a title in Barron's Anholt's Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholt's fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.

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Young Marie wants to be a ballerina, but her parents have no money for lessons. She must earn what little money she can as an artist's model at a ballet school. Then, her life takes an unusual turn when she models for the famous sculptor, Edgar Degas.This is a title in Barron's Anholt's Artists Books for Children series, in which au...

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(back cover) Edgar Degas Marie dreams of becoming the most famous ballerina in the world, but it is hard to find enough money for lessons. At last she begins modeling for the artist Edgar Degas, well-known for his paintings of dancers and horses and for his fiery temper. When his beautiful sculpture of "The Little Dancer" is fini...

Laurence Anholt spent his early childhood in Holland where he developed a passion for Art. Before he attended school for his passion, Anholt worked as a Hotel-Night-Receptionist, a Carpenter, a Schoolteacher and an Art Lecturer, among various other odd jobs. Anholt studied painting for eight years and earned a Master's Degree from the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.38 × 9.12 × 0.13 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:Barron's Educational SeriesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0764138529

ISBN - 13:9780764138522

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book This was such a lovely book with wonderful pictures. It's a very sweet story and would make a great gift for a perceptive little girl who dances and appreciates art, and everyone who reads it will want to go and see Degas' little dancer in person at the MOMA.
Date published: 2010-03-11