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Marie dreams of becoming the most famous ballerina in the world. When she joins the ballet school in Paris, she notices a fierce man sitting at the side, sketching the dancers. The man is the painter, Edgar Degas, and his clay model of Marie does indeed make her the most famous dancer of all.
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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 Â“The Little DancerÂ” is finished, MarieÂ’s dream comes true.
Complete with reproductions of DegasÂ’ work, this is another inspirational story from Laurence AnholtÂ’s bestselling series, celebrating some of the worldÂ’s greatest artists and the real children who knew them.
Laurence Anholt is part of a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books - including the Chimp and Zee series - have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Laurence has been described by William Watt as one of the most versatile authors writing for children today. He was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting passion for art. He is a much sought after public speaker, appearing at conferences such as the European Council of International Schools Conference, the Northern Children's Book Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. To visit the Anholts' website click here
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Book Description Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2000-10-05, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Average. Book has a 1inch hole and tear to side edge of front cover and into first six pages, reading quality of contents is ok. Book. Seller Inventory # 115987-3