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Little / Edward Carey

By: Carey, Edward, 1970- [author,, illustrator].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018Copyright date: ℗♭2018Description: 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525534327; 0525534326.Subject(s): Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850 -- Fiction | Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850 -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Wax modellers -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Wax modellers -- Fiction | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- FictionGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction | Biographical fictionDDC classification: 823/.914 Summary: "The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud" -- Provided by publisherSummary: In 1761 a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling. The revolutionary mob is demanding heads-- and at the wax museum, heads are what they do. -- adapted from jacket
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"The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud" -- Provided by publisher

In 1761 a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling. The revolutionary mob is demanding heads-- and at the wax museum, heads are what they do. -- adapted from jacket

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