A young boy who lives with his grandmother is terribly embarrassed by her behavior at first, but comes to realize that she is not just having fun, she has a reason for each strange action.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Mikhail Baryshnikov has danced all over the world and has received many honors, such as the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, and numerous honorary degrees. He was artistic director of American Ballet Theatre from 1980 to 1989, and cofounded the White Oak Dance Project with Mark Morris in 1990. In 2005 the Baryshnikov Arts Center opened its doors at 37 Arts in New York City. BAC is dedicated to the development of new talent in all disciplines: directing, writing, choreography, design visual art, and performance.
Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many wonderful books, including The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin Jr and Woody Guthrie's Howdi Do. He is also the author-illustrator of 10 (ten) and (with Chris Raschka) of Table Manners.
The children whose quotes appear in this book all attend The Ambrit International School in Rome. This is their first book.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3–Baryshnikov dances onto the stage of celebrity authors with a playful book about being true to oneself regardless of how others react. A boy recounts how his grandmother always embarrasses him, beginning with Monday when she leaps over a neighbor's head. As the week progresses, he quickly overcomes his discomfort and by Sunday has learned the reason behind her eccentric behavior. Fact and fantasy intermingle freely as the child describes his neighborhood, and everyone from the crossing guard to an alley cat responds to Grandma's antics by asking, Why? She brushes off their questions with a breezy because until she finally explains as she flies off into the sky, Because...I-am-a-dancer! The book's dialogue appears to be handwritten and is incorporated into the illustrations, creating a bold transition from the typeface of the narration. Light, playful characters float across the pages, their weightlessness and energy accentuated by broad expanses of white space. The strong artwork carries the spare, understated text, as the boy makes a surprisingly quick transition from embarrassment to awe and obvious pride. Fans of Baryshnikov and libraries looking for new titles about self-expression will wish to buy this book; others may consider it a supplemental purchase.–Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Serving satisfied customers since 1987. Nº de ref. de la librería 144077
Descripción Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0689875827 . Nº de ref. de la librería GHP4232.2DBGG060617H0328P
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Nº de ref. de la librería 3D7DSF000F3V
Descripción Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0689875827
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97806898758231.0
Descripción Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0689875827
Descripción Atheneum Books for Young Reade, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110689875827