for Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin
by Michelle Lord
and Felicia Hoshino
The lives of a young Cambodian dancer and the artist Auguste Rodin merge when the Cambodian dance troupe performs in France. Inspired by the grace and beauty of the dancers, the artist chooses Little Sap as a subject for his drawings. A foreword and back matter offer additional information about the history of Cambodia, Khmer dance, and Auguste Rodin. si
Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children's Books. © USBBY, 2011. Used with permission.
In the early 1900s, little Sap, a young girl from the rice fields of Cambodia, wins a coveted place in the royal dance troupe and learns the steps so well that she is noticed by the famous artist Auguste Rodin, who rewards her with a special prize. A foreword and an author's note give additional information about the history of Cambodia, Khmer dance, and Auguste Rodin.
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