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Song And Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman
Illustrator Stephen Gammell

Random House Children's Books | January 14, 2003 | Reinforced Library Binding

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Illus. in full color. "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.  

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.78 × 8.54 × 0.33 in

Published: January 14, 2003

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394993306

ISBN - 13: 9780394993300

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Song And Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman
Illustrator Stephen Gammell

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.78 × 8.54 × 0.33 in

Published: January 14, 2003

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394993306

ISBN - 13: 9780394993300

From the Publisher

Illus. in full color. "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.  

From the Jacket

Illus. in full color. "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 Came by Cynthia Rylant and Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker.

From Our Editors

One day, when three children follow Grandfather up to the attic, he shares a special secret with them. Rummaging through dusty old packing boxes, he pulls out his bowler hat, a gold-tipped cane and his tap shoes. He explains to them how he was once a vaudeville showman, and as he dances across the wooden floor, he shows them a long-ago world. Song and Dance Man is an enchanting children’s story by award-winning author Karen Ackerman, and it will capture your kids’ hearts with its beautiful languages and illustrations.  

Editorial Reviews

"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 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."

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12