Lisa Robinson - Madame Saqui-CANCELED

Join author Lisa Robinson for a special presentation: a reading and a petite circus show! Lisa will read her new picture book, Madame Saqui: Revolutionary Rope Dancer, a true story about a young tightrope walker in Revolutionary era France. Then, dressed as Madame Saqui, she will walk the tightwire! There may be juggling, too! After her performance, Lisa will set a wire on the floor so aspiring young circus artists can feel what it’s like to walk across a real tightwire. 

 

A stunning picture book biography about the tightrope walker who dazzled Paris as she danced across the sky with impeccable balance and unparalleled skill during the French Revolution.

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.


LISA ROBINSON was born in Uganda to two Peace Corps volunteers who would eventually become world-traveling diplomats. She has lived all over the world, including Seattle, Dakar, London, and Moscow. She and her family now call Massachusetts home, where Lisa spends time at the local circus gym, flying through the air with aerial silks. She is also the author of Pippa's Night Parade. Visit her at author-lisa-robinson.com.

Event date: 

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478

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Madame Saqui: Revolutionary Rope Dancer Cover Image
By Lisa Robinson, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579977
Availability: Available now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 24th, 2020

A stunning picture book biography about the tightrope walker who dazzled Paris as she danced across the sky with impeccable balance and unparalleled skill during the French Revolution.


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Age Group(s): 

Juvenile (0 - 7)
Middle Grade (8 - 12)
Adult (19 - Boomer)