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Who Is Maria Tallchief? (Who Was...?) [Paperback]

By Catherine Gourley (Author), Val Paul Taylor (Illustrator) & Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
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Overview
Offers readers the story of Maria Tallchief, a Native American woman who was born on a reservation in 1925 and grew up to become America's first prima ballerina under the direction of George Balanchine. Simultaneous.

Publishers Description
Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima ballerina. Black-and-white illustrations provide visual sidebars to the history of ballet while taking readers through the life of this amazing dancer.


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Who Is Maria Tallchief? (Who Was...?) by Catherine Gourley, Val Paul Taylor & Nancy Harrison has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 465
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 465


Item Specifications...


Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages   103
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.84" Width: 5.05" Height: 0.25"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 22, 2002
Publisher   Grosset & Dunlap
Age  9-12
ISBN  0448426757  
ISBN13  9780448426754  
UPC  070918004995  


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More About Catherine Gourley, Val Paul Taylor & Nancy Harrison


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Catherine Gourley is an award-winning author and editor of books for children and young adults. Many of her nonfiction books explore the media and popular culture, including women issues. At present, she is the project director for Letters About Literature, a reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and is the principal curriculum writer for The Story of Movies, a visual literacy educational outreach program of the The Film Foundation, Los Angeles. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Catherine Gourley currently resides in Bear Creek, in the state of Pennsylvania. Catherine Gourley was born in 1950.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts > Dance > Choreographers & Dancers > Tallchief, Maria
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > People of Color
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > Performing Arts
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12



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Extremely informative and interesting  Dec 6, 2007
Although I purchased this book for my children, I could not put it down.

I had never hear Maria Tallchief's story. We get a very balanced view of her life. It tells of the hardships she endured without overemphasizing them. It is a very honest book and does not hide what some might find to be the uncomfortable events of her life.

Yet, while the authors include hardships, they focus on her successes and how the various choices and people in her life had a part in helping her succeed. Her father was an alcoholic, but they portray him as a whole person. Her mother was very driven in her desire to see her daughters succeed, but the reader still has compassion for her.

I love how Maria remained friends with Balanchine after their divorce.

I admire how she did not let prejudice stop her from trying to build a bridge between the two cultures in which she lived.

Due to some of the content, you may want to read the book to your younger children. This way you can discuss some of the difficult events together. But there is no way the information is written in a rough or gratuitous manner. I highly recommend this book.
 

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