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The Resource Marie, dancing, Carolyn Meyer

Marie, dancing, Carolyn Meyer

Label
Marie, dancing
Title
Marie, dancing
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fictionalized autobiography of Marie Van Goethem, the impoverished student from the Paris Opéra ballet school who became the model for Edgar Degas's famous sculpture, "The Little Dancer." The life, dreams, and struggles of the fourteen-year-old dancer who posed for Degas' most famous sculpture. Marie Van Goethem, a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer in the famed Paris Opeacutera, has led a life of hardship and poverty. For her, dancing is the only joy to counter the pain inflicted by hunger, her mother's drinking, and her selfish older sister. But when famed artist Edgar Degas demands Marie's 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 Opeacute;ra. 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 Degas's most famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Includes an author's note
Summary
A fictionalized autobiography of Marie Van Goethem, the impoverished student from the Paris Opera ballet school who became the model for Edgar Degas's famous sculpture, "The Little Dancer."
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
142996
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.M5685
LC item number
Ma 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Marie, dancing, Carolyn Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Gulliver Books."
Control code
2495314
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780152051167
Lccn
2004026547
Other control number
9780152051167
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57243246
Label
Marie, dancing, Carolyn Meyer
Publication
Note
"Gulliver Books."
Control code
2495314
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780152051167
Lccn
2004026547
Other control number
9780152051167
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57243246

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