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by L Anholt

Marie and her parents are very poor, but she dreams of being the most famous ballerina in the world. Then she meets Edgar Degas at ballet school in Paris and his clay model of her makes Marie's wish come true.
Download Degas and the Little Dancer epub
ISBN: 0711210748
ISBN13: 978-0711210745
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: L Anholt
Language: English
Publisher: Frances Lincoln (1996)
Pages: 29 pages
ePUB size: 1368 kb
FB2 size: 1585 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 635
Other Formats: lrf azw lit lrf

OMG, Laurence Anholt! You’ve done it again. This one was so sweetly done. You reintroduce old classic art and make history seem very relevant. I may have to order everything you ever wrote.
My daughter loves art and museums. We bought her this book after reading about Degas in the Olivia book. It was a perfect prelude to going to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. The MET has a version of the sculpture discussed in the book and several Degas ballerina paintings as well. We brought the book to the museum with us.

One note, there are some sad themes in the story, which made our 3.5 yr old daughter a little sad, but in the end, they are good life lessons.
I am a homeschooling mother and is therefore always on the look out for educational books. I love this book even though the focus is not so much on Degas' other works, it tells the story of the little dancer beautifully. The book also paints a clear image of who Degas was and why he, in the end, became a sculptor. Books like these open the eyes of children to the world of arts and they end up having such a great appreciation for art works.
This is the second book in this art series by Laurence Anholt, that I've purchased for my 5-year old grand daughter. I love the mixture of classic paintings of the featured Artist along with the illustrations of the book. I also enjoy how the author weaves the story of a fictional young child interacting within the artist's world. I'll be buying more of Mr Anholt 's books - a great way to introduce art appreciation to young children.
This is a great story, also includes a fantastic bio in the back. Beautifully colored pictures, this really opens up your children to learning more about the greatest impressionists.
Early Waffle
Again part of my Preschool Art History lesson & the children really felt for the characters. What great non-fiction books!
I love books for my 5, 3, and 1 year old that are richly worded and drawn to depict the art and lifestyle of classical art and artists. I highly recommend!
Beautiful story with just the right message of doing what you love & enduring the tough times. You never know what blessing life will bring.