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Tallchief : America's Prima Ballerina
by Maria Tallchief and Rosemary Wells and Gary Kelley


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142300183
  • ISBN-10: 0142300187
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: August 2001
  • Page Count: 28
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 10.91 x 8.92 x 0.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.33 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - Native American

 
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