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

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

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by Laurence Anholt
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812065831
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Anholt's Artists Books for Children Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
354,666
Product dimensions:
8.43(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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Degas and the Little Dancer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.