Madeleine's Light by Natalie Ziarnik
A Story of Camille Claudel

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Camille Claudel, the famous sculptor, has come to work at Madeleine’s family inn, far from the distractions of Paris. Madeleine, who has secret aspirations as an artist herself, is fascinated by this remote and somewhat unfriendly guest. Slowly the persistent girl and the secretive sculptor form a bond that leads to beautiful surprises for both artist and child. In this uplifting story, with charming illustrations by Robert Dunn, Natalie Ziarnik imagines how Madeleine Boyer, a real girl, became the inspiration for La Petite Châtelaine (The Little Lady), one of Camille Claudel’s finest creations.
 

About Natalie Ziarnik

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Natalie Ziarnik, who edits the “By the Book” column for Public Libraries magazine, is head of the children's department at the Ela Area Public Library District in Lake Zurich, Illinois. She lives in Barrington, Illinois.Robert Dunn studied illustration at Glasgow's College of Building and Printing. He lives in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This little girl inspired Claudel’s iconic sculpture La Petite Châtelaine (The Little Lady).

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Ziarnik creates a fictionalized account of a friendship between sculptor Claudel (1864–1943) and a young girl.

May 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Madeleine's Light: A Story of...

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