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Marie, Dancing

Carolyn Meyer

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. “As with her Young Royals series, Meyer’s ability to sweep readers to another time and place while bringing historic figures to life once again results in a mesmerizing novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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. “As with her Young Royals series, Meyer’s ability to sweep readers to another time and place while bringing historic figures to life once again results in a mesmerizing novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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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. “As with her Young Royals series, Meyer’s ability to sweep readers to another time and place while bringing historic figures to life once again results in a mesmerizing novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carine Montbertrand

Length:

7h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:14


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

10:51


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:16


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:18


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:14


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

18:54


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

13:45


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

16:09


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

14:29


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

20:07


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

14:57


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

13:59


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

13:27


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

16:37


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

17:40


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

14:41


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

18:55


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

15:56


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

20:17


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

13:50


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

10:58


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

12:45


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

07:57


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

13:18


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

12:04


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

17:29


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

04:29


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

02:01