Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

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Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan

Illustrations by Brian Floca

First Release:

September 2010

ISBN: 9781596433380

"The dancer and choreographer. The composer. The artist. Together they created a ballet about a new home, a new family, a new life. A dance about America." Martha Graham, Aaron Copland, and Isamu Noguchi collaborated on Appalachian Spring. The ballet opened in 1944 but was so untraditional that they wondered whether the audience would understand it. Short biographies of Graham, Copland, and Noguchi. Bibliography. Source notes. Full-color illustrations done in watercolor.

  • ISBN: 9781596433380
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Roaring Brook
    Page Count: 48
    Trim Size: 10" x 10 1/2"
    Authors: Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan
    Dewey Classification: 792.82
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.2, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 3.4, Points: 0
    Lexile: Level: AD710L
    Awards & Honors: 2011 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Winner; 2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Middle Readers; Booklist 2010 Editor’s Choice, Books for Youth, Nonfiction, Middle Readers; Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth 2010; Horn Book Fanfare, Best Books of 2010, Nonfiction; Kirkus Reviews 2010 Best Children’s Books; Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books 2010, Picture Books; School Library Journal Best Books 2010: Nonfiction
    Genre: Nonfiction.
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