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Author Carey, Edward, 1970- author, illustrator.

Title Little / Edward Carey.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    CAREY,EDW    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Description 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Summary 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
Subject Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850 -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Wax modellers -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780525534327 (hardcover) $27.00
0525534326 (hardcover) $27.00

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