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Song and dance man

Author: Karen Ackerman; Stephen Gammell; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.; Random House (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Caldecott Medal
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ackerman, Karen, 1951-
Song and dance man.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©1988
(OCoLC)648557416
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ackerman; Stephen Gammell; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.; Random House (Firm)
ISBN: 0394893301 9780394893303 0394993306 9780394993300
OCLC Number: 15485512
Notes: Art techniques used: Energizing pencil drawings in illuminating colors.
Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1989.
Target Audience: 780
Description: [30] pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Stephen Gammell.
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Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer. 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.

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