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The Resource Song and dance man, by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Song and dance man, by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Label
Song and dance man
Title
Song and dance man
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer
Tone
Award
  • Caldecott Medal, 1989.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1989
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
106649
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.A1824
LC item number
So 1988
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
580
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Song and dance man, by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Stephen Gammell
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Publication
Control code
68915
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
[30] p.
Isbn
9780394893303
Lccn
87003200
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm15485512
  • (OCoLC)15485512
Label
Song and dance man, by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Link
Publication
Control code
68915
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
[30] p.
Isbn
9780394893303
Lccn
87003200
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm15485512
  • (OCoLC)15485512

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