Little Ballerina: A Children’s Book Inspired by Degas

little ballerinaThe Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage by Edgar Degas is brought to life in this large-format picture book that will appeal to young dancers. Laura, a budding ballet student, is late to a dress rehearsal at the opera house and is transported in a dream to 19th century Paris, where she dances with the ballerinas in Degas’ painting. The story concludes with Degas’ painting and illuminating notes about the artist, his works, and where to see his pictures in Paris, New York, and around the world. Brightly colored pastel paintings are reminiscent of Degas’ masterpiece. mjw
Title: Little Ballerina: A Children’s Book Inspired by Degas
Author: Helene Kerillis
: Lucie Albon
: Prestel Publishing
: 2011
Original Language
: French
: Cynthia Hall, Stephanskirchen
Original Title
: Mysteres en Coulisse
Original Publisher
: L’Elan Vert, Paris
Original Copyright
: 2009
: 978-3-7913-7081-1
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 7-10
: Picture book
Book setting
: Paris, France
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Author’s residence
: France
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: French
Illustrator’s residence
: France
: Ballerinas, Ballet, Paris, Edgar Degas, France, Impressionism

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