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Degas and the Little Dancer

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By Laurence Anholt, Laurence Anholt (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 July 2016
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.

About the Author

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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Laurence Anholt has created a gorgeous picture story book that explores the background of Marie and how she became Degas' model || Art comes to life ... The 'real' paintings mesh cleverly with Anholt's lively illustrations || If you believe in the power of picture books to hook children both on stories and on art, then Laurence Anholt's series on the great artists is for you.

EAN: 9781847808141
ISBN: 184780814X
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Dimensions: 29 x 23 centimeters (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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