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Marie, dancing
Carolyn Meyer
Teen Fiction MEYER

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Summary: A fictionalized autobiography of Marie Van Goethem, the impoverished student from the Paris OpÔera ballet school who became the model for Edgar Degas's famous sculpture, "The Little Dancer."

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main characters Marie van Goethem
Impoverished; inspiration for Degas's famous sculpture; mother earns a meager salary as a seamstress; mother hopes that her three daughters will become great dancers who become attracted by wealthy men; choosing to take a different path by modeling for Degas; brief encounter with fame.

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