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Song and Dance Man
Author: Karen Ackerman

ISBN: 9780679819950
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 15 January 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 21.0 x 0.3
Description:
In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man.

Gammell captures all the story's inherent "joie de vivre" with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original.--(starred) "Booklist. "

About the Author

Karen Ackerman has written over 25 books for young readers, including The Night Crossing, A Brighter Garden illustrated by Tasha Tudor, and Bingleman's Midway illustrated by Barry Moser. In addition to winning the Caldecott Award for his spirited illustrations in Song and Dance Man, Stephen Gammell is the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor Books, The Relatives Cam" by Cynthia Rylant and Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker.

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