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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (592 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Meyer Narrator: Carine Montbertrand Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/18/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. It was very inspiring the way Marie gave up her hopes,dream,and love of her life to keep her promise to her dead father, and look after her family. I truley believe there are very little people who would sacrifice so much for people who cared so little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meghan | 2/8/2014

    " I love this book. It gives an insight on a piece of history that no one knows a lot about. Degas was always my favorite artist and this book brought his work to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brett | 2/4/2014

    " An interesting story inspired by a beautiful work of art that really brings an interesting era in Paris to life. The ending is satisfying without being perfectly happy for all characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sabrina | 1/24/2014

    " Awesome story! It was a true story about the dancer that posed for Edward Degas's statue "little dancer" It was crazy to hear how poor she was and everything. Very educational and interesting! "

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