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Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina Reviewed by Children's Books for Parents on September 18.

Rosemary Wells’s mother was a ballerina who believed that Maria Tallchief was America’s greatest dancer. So it made sense for Wells to seek out this famous ballerina to collaborate on a picture biography. Wells does a marvelous job telling Tallchief’s story, from her early years on an Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma to the stages … Continue reading

Rosemary Wells’s mother was a ballerina who believed that Maria Tallchief was America’s greatest dancer. So it made sense for Wells to seek out this famous ballerina to collaborate on a picture biography. Wells does a marvelous job telling Tallchief’s story, from her early years on an Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma to the stages of New York. Young readers will see that persistence and practice pay off.

Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina

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Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina

By: Maria Tallchief & Rosemary Wells
Publisher: Viking, 1999
Level: 8-9

Rosemary Wells’s mother was a ballerina who believed that Maria Tallchief was America’s greatest dancer. So it made sense for Wells to seek out this famous ballerina to collaborate on a picture biography. Wells does a marvelous job telling Tallchief’s story, from her early years on an Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma to the stages of New York. Young readers will see that persistence and practice pay off.

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