Song and Dance Man (Hardcover)

By Karen Ackerman, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Karen Ackerman has written over 25 books for young readers, including T"he 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 the Hardcover edition."

Stephen Gammell is the beloved illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including "Song and Dance Man" by Karen Ackerman, which received the Caldecott Medal, and two Caldecott Honor Books: "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant, "Where the Buffaloes Begin" by Olaf Baker, and "The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate Our School "by Judy Sierra. Mr. Gammell lives with his wife, Linda, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780394893303
ISBN-10: 0394893301
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 14th, 2003
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Borzoi Book