• by Maria Tallchief
  • Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir, Connie Mustang
  • 0 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Growing up on the Osage Indian reservation, Maria Tallchief was a gifted pianist and dancer. According to Osage tradition, women are not permitted to dance, but Maria's parents recognized her gifts and allowed her to break the rule. Then, when Maria reached the age of 12, her father told her it was time to choose between her two loves. Maria chose ballet. It was a decision that would change not only the course of her life, but the face of classical ballet in America. The fascinating story of Maria Tallchief's rise to become America's prima ballerina will captivate young listeners.


What the Critics Say

"Tallchief's single-minded passion, conveyed in a clear, poetic narrative, will hold appeal and meaning for an audience beyond that of hopeful ballerinas." (The Horn Book)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible