Madame Saqui (Hardcover)
Revolutionary Rope Dancer
Schwartz & Wade, 9780525579977, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2020
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (3/24/2020)
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 chérie de Paris, Madame Saqui cemented her place in circus history, winning the adoration of the French people and royalty alike, including Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
This remarkable biography unveils the inspiring story of a trailblazing woman who revolutionized the circus world-- without ever missing a step.
About the Author
REBECCA GREEN is the illustrator of The Unicorn in the Barn and How to Make Friends With a Ghost (which she also authored) which Booklist called "a heartfelt lesson in kindness and caring." In addition to working as an illustrator for children's books, magazines and galleries, she also helps run The Warren, a studio in Nashville that houses five working artists and hosts a variety of community events. Some of her clients include HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Wall Street Journal and Flow Magazine. Visit her at myblankpaper.com.