Barn Dance! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Overview

In an old farmhouse, bathed in the light of a full moon, a young boy creeps to his bedroom window and looks outside. Was that a voice he just heard, or the hooting of an owl? There it is again:

Come a little closer...

Come a little closer...

Listen to the night...

There's music in the air...

Beckoned by the voice, the boy sneaks downstairs, out the door, and walks toward the barn. As he gets closer he hears the sweet sound of a country fiddler and the rhythmic thumping of dancing feet. But who could possibly be having a barn dance in the middle of the night?

Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An ordinary evening becomes a festival of foot-stompin' good fun when neighbors gather at a barn dance. A Reading Rainbow selection. Ages 5-8. (March)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 With a rhythmic cadence Martin and Archambault build their story from a quiet moonlit night when ``there's magic in the air'' to a very special foot stompin' party and back again. On this eerie night everyone is asleep except for the ``skinny kid with questions in his head.'' With him readers sneak out to the barn and hide just in time to see all the farm animals kick up their heels to the scarecrow's fiddle music. While the words are a delight to hear (albeit it's a bit hard to get the tongue around on some lines), Rand's pictures make the story come alive. The two-page spreads range from the barn standing ghost-like in the full moonlight to the colorful interior of the barn, where the figures seem to be in perpetual motion. An engaging blend of words and pictures to set both the mind and eye dancing. Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833512505
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1988
  • Series: Reading Rainbow Bks.
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY

Meet the Author

Bill Martin, Jr. is the author of many classic books for children, including the perennial favorite Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? In addition to writing, he has spent a great deal of time teaching teachers and working with children.

John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who has collaborated with Bill Martin Jr. and Ted Rand on several books, including The Ghost-Eye Tree and Knots on a Counting Rope.

Ted Rand's illustrations have appeared in several magazines and newspapers, as well as in numerous books for children. He has collaborated with both Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault on many books, including Here Are My Hands.

Visit Bill Martin Jr his web site: www.billmartinjr.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2006

    Great Story!!

    My mom used to read this book to me everynight. It was my favorite when I was a child, and I still think it is great. I cant wait to read it to my child.

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