Some of Degas's most well-known artwork depicts things he loved: the ballet and horse racing. But, he considered himself an artist who painted real life. Today, he's often categorized as an Impressionist, though that's not a designation Degas appreciated. In this captivating biography, readers are introduced to Degas's life, his painting technique, and some of the his most famous works, such as Blue Dancers and Racehorses at Longchamp. Age-appropriate attention to the details of the artwork teach readers how to look closely at a painting and point out Degas's uniqueness. A concluding activity shows them how to make their own Degas-inspired work!