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Dancers from around the world twirl and jump through the pages of this exhilarating book, inviting young readers to get up and join in the celebrations. Vibrant photographs show how traditions are passed on through dance and how this lively art is an important part of many cultures. But most of all, the book will inspire the youngest readers to enjoy the magic and fun of dance.
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George Ancona lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.From Booklist:
Ages 4^-9. Jubilant dancers of all ages freeze in mid-rhythm in sharp photographs that show the styles, costumes, and occasions for native dances from around the world. The large-print text is simple, allowing the vibrant photos and small-print captions to elaborate on the main points. On the spread that announces "Dancing is a way of celebrating," the skirts of an Afghan wedding dancer swirl as she employs traditional movements to wish good luck to a bride and groom; the facing page features a scene from the lion dance performed to welcome the Chinese New Year. Couples enjoying country barn dances face a page of urban youths twirling to break dancing beats. Dancers costumed like a yak energetically recognize that animal's contributions to Tibetan society, and colorfully gowned women of northern India pantomime and dance the story of jealous gods. This compact introduction to the art captures and conveys the author's enthusiasm for dance. Ellen Mandel
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP13870870
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