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   Marie, Dancing

Marie, Dancing

Author: Meyer, Carolyn Set In . . .
 Europe, France, Paris
Genre: Historical Novel
Time Frame: 1880s
Published: 2005
Marie van Goethem, a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer in the Paris Opéra, 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. 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. But will being Degas's model really bring Marie all she hopes for?
     Includes a reader's guide and an author's note.
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