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Tallchief : America's prima ballerina

Author: Maria Tallchief; Rosemary Wells; Gary Kelley
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2001.
Series: Picture Puffins.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Maria Tallchief; Maria Tallchief; Maria Tallchief
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Tallchief; Rosemary Wells; Gary Kelley
ISBN: 0142300187 9780142300183 1404609342 9781404609341
OCLC Number: 48186083
Target Audience: Ages 5-8.; 750L
Description: 28 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series Title: Picture Puffins.
Responsibility: by Maria Tallchief with Rosemary Wells ; illustrations by Gary Kelley.

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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.

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