Song and Dance Man


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Author: Karen Ackerman

Illustrator: Stephen Gammell


ACKERMAN, Karen. Song and Dance Man. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell. NY: Alfred A. Knopf [1988]. 8vo, [32]pp. Color pictorial boards. Blue endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by the artist, Caldecott Medalist Stephen Gammell. Scarce thus.

First edition. 1989 Caldecott Medalist! When his two grandchildren follow Grandpa up to his attic, they are transported back in time as Grandpa opens a dusty trunk, pulls out a bowler hat and gold-tipped cane and shows off his skills from his time as a vaudevillian actor. Gammell’s brightly colored pencil drawings leap off the page with their energy and verve!