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Dancing to Freedom The True Story of Mao's Last Dancer (Hardcover)

Author:  Li/ Spudvilas Cunxin Illustrator:  Anne Spudvilas
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0802797784
ISBN-13: 9780802797780
Sku: 206602017
Publish Date: 7/18/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 11.5H x 9.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  36
Age Range:  9 to 12

In a poor village in northern China, a small boy named Li Cunxin was given the chance of a lifetime. Selected by Chairman Mao''s officials from among millions of children to become a dancer, Li''s new life began as he left his family behind.

At the Beijing Dance Academy, days were long and difficult. Li''s hard work was rewarded when he was chosen yet again, this time to travel to America.

From there his career took flight, and he danced in cities around the world--never forgetting his family, who urged him to follow his dreams.


"Spudvilas's artwork, executed in Chinese ink, watercolor and oil paints, perfectly conveys his close-knit family, his loneliness at school and the triumph and joy of performing ballet on stage." 5/15/2008

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   05
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0036
Product attributePublisher:   Walker & Company
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