Marie, Dancing

Marie, Dancing by Carolyn Meyer 0152051163 9780152051167
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Marie van Goethem, a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer in the famed Paris Opera, has led a life of hardship and poverty. For her, dancing is the only joy to counter the pain inflicted by hunger, her mothers drinking, and her selfish older sister. But when famed artist Edgar Degas demands Maries presence in his studio, it appears that her life will be transformed: He will pay her to pose for a new sculpture, and he promises to make her a star. As Marie patiently stands before Mr. Degas each week, she dreams about supporting her family without being corrupted like most young dancers. She dreams about a life as a ballerina on the stage of the Opera. And she dreams about being with her true love. In this deeply moving, historically based account, Carolyn Meyer examines the life of the model for Edgar Degass most famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Includes an authors note.

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Gulliver Books

Publication Date: 2005-10-01

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