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Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina (edition 1997)
by Maria Tallchief (Author)
Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina by Maria Tallchief
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142300187, Paperback)Growing up on the Osage Indian reservation, Maria Tallchief was a gifted pianist and dancer. According to Osage tradition, women are not permitted to dance, but Maria's parents recognized her gifts and allowed her to break the rule. Then when Maria reached the age of twelve, her father told her it was time to choose between her two loves. Maria chose ballet. It was a decision that would change not only the course of her life, but the face of classical ballet in America. The fascinating story of Maria Tallchief's rise to become America's prima ballerina will captivate young readers.
"Tallchief's single-minded passion, conveyed in a clear, poetic narrative, will hold appeal and meaning for an audience beyond that of hopeful ballerinas." (The Horn Book)
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:03 -0400)
Ballerina Maria Tallchief describes her childhood on an Osage reservation, the development of her love of dance, and her rise to success in that field.
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