Monday, July 18, 2011

19th July Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)

Edgar Degas was a French realist painter and sculptor who is best known for his 'ballerinas' and because so many children, especially girls have an interest in ballet he has become the subject of many picture books. Choose from:
Chasing Degas by Eva Montanari (fiction)
Bijou, Bonbon and Beau: The Kittens Who Danced For Degas by Joan Sweeney and Leslie Wu (fiction)
Degas and the Little Dancer Laurence Anholt (fiction)
Dancing With Degas by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober (board book)
Edgar Degas: Paintings that Dance by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (non-fiction)
Edgar Degas: Dance Like a Butterfly by Angela Wenzel ( Adventures in Art series) (non-fiction)
And coming in September Little Ballerina: A Children's Book Inspired by Edgar Degas by Helene Kerillis and Lucie Albon. It too looks as if it could be good.

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