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Song & Dance Man

(1988)
A Picture Book by

 
Once a song and dance man, Grandpa reclaims his youth and profession before the delighted eyes of his three grandchildren one afternoon. He simply cannot resist the urge to dress up in clothes left over from his vaudeville days--complete with top hat and gold-headed cane--and to perform tricks, play banjo and tell jokes. He taps, twirls and laughs himself to tears on a thrown-together stage in his attic. Artist Stephen Gammell takes full advantage of lamplight to render Grandpa in shadow and silhouette, trivializing the concept of age and creating a feeling of intense nostalgia. Related from the point of view of the children, the text in Song and Dance Man is soft and understated, and Gammell's artistry is superb. The book won the Caldecott Medal in 1989.

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June 1988 : USA Hardback
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September 1988 : USA Library Binding
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Author(s): Karen Ackerman
ISBN: 0-394-99330-6 / 978-0-394-99330-0 (USA edition)
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January 1992 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Song And Dance Man (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Karen Ackerman
ISBN: 0-8335-8575-4 / 978-0-8335-8575-2 (USA edition)
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January 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Song and Dance Man
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ISBN: 0-679-84319-1 / 978-0-679-84319-1 (USA edition)
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January 1992 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Song and Dance Man
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January 1992 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Song and Dance Man
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ISBN: 0-606-01543-4 / 978-0-606-01543-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Song and Dance Man (Dragonfly Books)
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ISBN: 0-679-81995-9 / 978-0-679-81995-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Song and Dance Man (Experiencing Literature in the Classroom) (A Lesson Plan Book)
Author(s): Karen Ackerman
ISBN: 0-590-43240-0 / 978-0-590-43240-5 (USA edition)
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June 1988 : USA Paperback
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Audio Editions

1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Song and Dance Man (Caldecott Award Series)
Author(s): Karen Ackerman
ISBN: 0-07-909666-2 / 978-0-07-909666-1 (USA edition)
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June 1989 : Audio Cassette
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Title: Song and Dance Man
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ISBN: 9991370617 / 978-0-590-60060-6
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Song and Dance Man (Dragonfly Books)
Author(s): Karen Ackerman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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