Marie, Dancing

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Product Number: C4003
Released: Jan 30, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428135123
Narrator/s: Carine Montbertrand
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Dancing with the Paris Opera ballet is 14-year-old Marie van Goethem's greatest joy. And yet she must honor her father's dying request to keep their poverty-stricken family together. She certainly can't count on the help of her drunken mother or selfish older sister. When famous artist Edgar Degas asks Marie to model for a sculpture, she welcomes the income-although she's hesitant to pose nude. Her bi-weekly visits to Degas' cluttered art studio introduce her to unimagined wonders and mysteries. But when the sculpture is finished, she refuses to be a rich man's mistress. She instead earns honest income as a seamstress while hoping for her chance at true love. An award-winning author of more than 50 books, Carolyn Meyer captivates young adults with her vivid historical fiction. Using actual details about the ballerina Degas immortalized as Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, Meyer creates a seamless narrative of Marie's life as it might have been in 1870s Paris. "As with her Young Royals series, Meyer's ability to sweep readers to another time and place while bringing historic figures to life once again results in a mesmerizing novel."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Marie, Dancing
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Product Number:C4003
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Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
Narrator(s): Carine Montbertrand
Product Number Z3526
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449899455
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
Narrator(s): Carine Montbertrand
Product Number 3B270
Released: Feb 05, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428135130
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Class Set
Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
Narrator(s): Carine Montbertrand
Product Number 3L270
Released: Jan 26, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428135147
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
Narrator(s): Carine Montbertrand
Product Number 3C821
Released: Jan 26, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428135154
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
Product Number 44937
Released: Jan 26, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428135062
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
Product Number 14813
Released: Feb 26, 2007
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Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: #9780152051167

Professional reviews

"This story transports listeners to Paris circa 1870, through the eyes of Marie van Goethem, a 14-year-old dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet. Carine Montbertrand, whose French accent is impeccable, sets forth Marie's story in an engaging, wholly accessible way. In addition, her characterizations of Marie's downtrodden mother, selfish sister, and the real characters of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt fluidly add to the richness of this text. Marie's struggles are depicted in a heartfelt manner as she strains against the expectations of her alcoholic mother and her poverty-stricken family. This is truly a fascinating tale finely rendered. M.R.P. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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