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Dancing Through Fire

(The first book in the Portraits series)
A novel by

Welcome to 19th century Paris, and the world of Degas's dancers. 13-year-old Sylvie is one of the pupils at the Paris Opera Ballet, where tutus must always be starched and pointe shoes fresh. Sylvie dreams of being a prima ballerina, but her height is a problem: she is too little. When the Franco-Prussian war begins in 1870, Paris is soon under siege and Sylvie is thrown into turmoil and tragedy. Against the fiery backdrop of war, the beauty of the ballet sustains and strengthens Sylvie. Before long, her talent and drive allows her to achieve her goal--and she graces the stage as a star.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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November 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: Dancing Through Fire: Based on the Art of Edgar Degas (Portraits)
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-606-34370-9 / 978-0-606-34370-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Dancing Through Fire (Portraits #1)
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-439-71009-X / 978-0-439-71009-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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