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Degas, Painter of Ballerinas

By: Susan Goldman Rubin

Illustrator: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Through Edgar Degas’s beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings are among the most favorite of his fans. In his artwork, Degas captures every moment, from the relentless hours of practice to the glamour of appearing on stage, revealing a dancer’s journey from novice to prima ballerina. Observing young students, Degas drew their poses again and again, determined to achieve perfection. The book includes a brief biography of his entire life, endnotes, bibliography, where to see his paintings, and an index.

Further information about Edgar Degas. Author’s note. Source notes. Glossary. List of museums with art by Degas. Bibliography. Index. Full-color reproductions of Degas paintings.

ISBN: 9781419728433

JLG Release: Sep 2019

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Topics: Edgar Degas (1834–1917) , Ballet dancers in art , Painting , Sculpture , Artists , Impressionism , Paris, France

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First Release

September 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

10" x 10"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader


Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 8.3; Points: 4;


Level 980L


Print Book


Hardcover edition



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Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Ballet dancers in art, Painting, Sculpture, Artists, Impressionism, Paris, France,

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