Degas and the Little Dancer (Anholt's Artists Books for Children Series)

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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...

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Overview

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.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764138522
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Anholt's Artists Books For Children
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 215,683
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Anholt is the author and illustrator of several children's books about famous artists, all available in North America from Barron's. They include Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonardo and the Flying Boy, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, and van Gogh and the Sunflowers.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

    This was the first book about an artist by Laurence Anholt that

    This was the first book about an artist by Laurence Anholt that I read -- many years ago, long before I had a child for whom to build a library. I loved this book the first time I read it, and when I re-read it recently, I still love it, so I bought it.
    Now that I have a collection of Anholt's artist books, I can appreciate how the pictures are illustrated in the style of his subject. Since he has written many books about artist, Laurence Anholt must be a gifted and versatile artist himself. It is worth buying his books for the artwork alone. However, that is not necessary. His handling of an incident in the artist's life, in this book Degas' meeting of the little ballerina whose image would become his most famous sculpture, humanizes the artist in a way my college art history classes never did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

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    What a great way to introduce artist to kids!

    I love this whole series. They are simple stories with TRUE information about events that happened in the artist life yet written as a story at young persons level. LOVE THEM!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2001

    Definitely recommended for the right audience

    My two girls, almost 7 and 4-1/2, love this book. My rising second grader in particular enjoys reading this to herself, as well as having it read to her. The book brings to life the artist and the little dancer behind the sculpture.

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