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Degas and the Little Dancer

Degas and the Little Dancer

Degas and the Little Dancer by Laurence Anholt is a fictionalized account of the story behind the statue of La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans, one of Degas’ most recognized works.   Laurence Anholt’s series on artists and their works is a nice way to introduce art to children, and makes what they see in a museum that much more accessible. Degas and the...

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Apples to Oregon

Apples to Oregon

 Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson and Nancy Carpenter was published in 2004 and is a tall tale loosely based on the story of a pioneer named Henderson Luelling who left Iowa for Oregon in 1847 with his family and a wagon carrying seven hundred plants and young fruit trees (you can find out about the types of plants he brought here...

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