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Little (Digital Audiobook)

By Edward Carey, Bronwen Price (Narrator)

Publication Date: October 16, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/22/2018)
Paperback (5/16/2019)
Paperback (10/16/2018)
Paperback, Spanish (8/24/2021)
Paperback (10/22/2019)
Hardcover (10/23/2018)
Hardcover (10/16/2018)
Hardcover, Korean (12/30/2019)
Library Binding, Large Print (2/6/2019)

November 2018 Indie Next List

“I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling lends a twist of the macabre and is a precursor to Marie’s wondrous involvement with French royalty, a revolution, and museums. Complete with elucidating illustrations, Little is a bold imagining of Madame Tussaud. To be clear, I love it! I love it! I love it!”
— Jeanette Creager, Mitzi's Books, Rapid City, SD
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Description

From the gutters of pre-revolutionary France to the luxury of the Palace of Versailles, Little is the unforgettable story of how a ‘bloodstained crumb of a girl’ went on to shape the world in Wax...

Born in Alsace in 1761, the unsightly, diminutive Marie Grosholtz is quickly nicknamed ‘Little’. Orphaned at the age of six, she finds employment in Bern, Switzerland, under the charge of reclusive anatomist, Dr Curtius. In time the unlikely pair form an unlikely bond, and together they pursue an unusual passion: the fine art of wax-modelling. Forced to flee their city, the doctor and his protégée head for the seamy streets of Paris where they open an exhibition hall for their uncanny creations. Though revolution approaches, the curious-minded flock to see the wax heads, eager to scrutinise the faces of royalty and reprobates alike. At 'The Cabinet of Doctor Curtius', heads are made, heads are displayed, and a future is built from wax.

“Don't miss this eccentric charmer” - MARGARET ATWOOD
“This historical novel about the wax-sculptor who would become the world-renowned Madame Tussaud looks uncannily like a real-life classic” - Washington Post