Madame Saqui : revolutionary rope dancer / written by Lisa Robinson & illustrated by Rebecca Green.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In revolutionary France, a girl named Marguerite Lalanne longed to perform above large crowds on a tightrope, just like her acrobatic parents. Sneaking off to the fairgrounds for secret tightrope walking lessons, Marguerite finessed her performance skills, ultimately performing for crowds as a young rope dancer. And eventually, Marguerite would perform as Madame Saqui, waltzing and pirouetting across- and never falling off- countless ropes above adoring crowds. A nouvelle chřie de Paris, Madame Saqui cemented her place in circus history, winning the adoration of the French people and royalty alike, including Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
      Age 4-8.
      K to grade 3.
    • ISBN:
      9780525579977
      0525579974
      9780525579984
      0525579982
    • Accession Number:
      2019007528
    • Accession Number:
      on1088675442
      1088675442
    • Accession Number:
      fay.706797
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ROBINSON, L.; GREEN, R. Madame Saqui : revolutionary rope dancer. First edition. [s. l.]: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020. ISBN 9780525579977. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706797. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Robinson L, Green R. Madame Saqui : Revolutionary Rope Dancer. First edition. Schwartz & Wade Books; 2020. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706797
    • APA:
      Robinson, L., & Green, R. (2020). Madame Saqui : revolutionary rope dancer (First edition.). Schwartz & Wade Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Robinson, Lisa, and Rebecca Green. 2020. Madame Saqui : Revolutionary Rope Dancer. First edition. Schwartz & Wade Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706797.
    • Harvard:
      Robinson, L. and Green, R. (2020) Madame Saqui : revolutionary rope dancer. First edition. Schwartz & Wade Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706797 (Accessed: 24 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Robinson, L & Green, R 2020, Madame Saqui : revolutionary rope dancer, First edition., Schwartz & Wade Books, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Robinson, Lisa, and Rebecca Green. Madame Saqui : Revolutionary Rope Dancer. First edition., Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706797.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Robinson, Lisa, and Rebecca Green. Madame Saqui : Revolutionary Rope Dancer. First edition. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706797.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Robinson L, Green R. Madame Saqui : revolutionary rope dancer [Internet]. First edition. Schwartz & Wade Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 24]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706797

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

In 1791 Paris, Marguerite-Antoinette Lalanne performed with the circus for the first time, as her parents danced on a rope high overhead; the five-year-old couldn't wait until she could join them up there. Her dreams were paused after a fall left her father injured and political turbulence erupted in Paris, but Marguerite didn't let that keep her down. At age nine, she "staged her own petite revolution" and began training in secret. Robinson describes Marguerite's ascent to stardom as Madame Saqui, wonderfully rendered by Green, who captures Marguerite's joy and passion for performance in illustrations dancing with country blues and coral. Whether in panoramic panels or in full-page close-ups, the art places the reader among the dazzled audiences. Years before the Wallendas or Philippe Petit, Marguerite was skipping between the towers of Notre-Dame; she was even honored by Napoleon. This celebration of an astonishing artist will fill readers with wonder and, perhaps, the desire to join the circus. Back matter includes an author's note on Madame Saqui, a French glossary, and a bibliography. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

In 1791 Paris, Marguerite-Antoinette Lalanne performed with the circus for the first time, as her parents danced on a rope high overhead; the five-year-old couldn't wait until she could join them up there. Her dreams were paused after a fall left her father injured and political turbulence erupted in Paris, but Marguerite didn't let that keep her down. At age nine, she "staged her own petite revolution" and began training in secret. Robinson describes Marguerite's ascent to stardom as Madame Saqui, wonderfully rendered by Green, who captures Marguerite's joy and passion for performance in illustrations dancing with country blues and coral. Whether in panoramic panels or in full-page close-ups, the art places the reader among the dazzled audiences. Years before the Wallendas or Philippe Petit, Marguerite was skipping between the towers of Notre-Dame; she was even honored by Napoleon. This celebration of an astonishing artist will fill readers with wonder and, perhaps, the desire to join the circus. Back matter includes an author's note on Madame Saqui, a French glossary, and a bibliography. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 January #1

Eighteenth-century circus child Marguerite-Antoinette Lalanne wants to be a tightrope dancer. Her resolution is so firm that even after her circus performer parents forbid it—they do not want her to suffer a career-ending fall like her father—she finds another teacher, studies in secret, and is up on a tightrope performing by age nine. In this way she resuscitates the fortunes of her family, who form a new circus around her. She wins fame and performs through adulthood on into her 70s: "Madame Saqui simply could not say farewell." Robinson (Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten!) provides background about the French Revolution, explaining how it affects the family's fortunes ("as riots erupted through the city's streets, the Lalannes fled to the countryside"). At the height of her fame, Madame Saqui becomes Napoleon's favorite acrobat, reenacting military battles on her tightrope. Mixed media illustrations by Green (A Year with Mama Earth) in dusky pastels provide period atmosphere with fancy costumes, dramatic lighting, and figures that look just a bit like marionettes. It's an excursion into a long-ago era, but the iron determination of this story's hero feels very modern. Ages 4–8. Author's agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group. Illustrator's agent: Nicole Tugeau, Tugeau 2. (Mar.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.