Tallchief: America's prima ballerina

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Music flowed through young Maria Tallchief as naturally as the wind in her hair. She had only to hear a melody and out it came under her fingers on the piano or through her body in dance. When she was twelve her father told her that she would have to choose between piano and dance. "One or the other", he said, "but follow that one star". So Maria chose from the heart -- and she chose dance. It was a decision that would change not only the course of her life but the face of classical ballet in America forever.

From her early years on an Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma to her departure for New York, where her professional career was launched, the fascinating story of Maria Tallchief's rise to America's prima ballerina is sure to captivate the hearts of young readers and dance lovers alike.

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Grouping Title tallchief americas prima ballerina
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display_description Ballerina Maria Tallchief describes her childhood on an Osage reservation, the development of her love of dance, and her rise to success in that field.
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record_details ils:a160244|Book|Books||English|Viking,|1999.|28 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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subject_facet Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Ballet dancers -- Juvenile literature, Indians of North America -- Biography, Osage Indians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Osage Indians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Tallchief, Maria -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography
title_display Tallchief : America's prima ballerina
title_full Tallchief : America's prima ballerina / by Maria Tallchief with Rosemary Wells ; illustrations by Gary Kelley
title_short Tallchief :
title_sub America's prima ballerina
topic_facet Ballerinas, Ballet dancers, Indians of North America, Osage Indians, Tallchief, Maria, Women