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Dance, Pioneer, Dance!

Dance, Pioneer, Dance!

by Rick Walton, Brad Teare
     
 
Pioneers dance, goats promenade, and pigs pirouette in this whimsical poem about dancing and fun on the pioneer trail. In lyrical verse, the author tells a delightful story that provides insight into pioneer travels. 20 illustrations.

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Pioneers dance, goats promenade, and pigs pirouette in this whimsical poem about dancing and fun on the pioneer trail. In lyrical verse, the author tells a delightful story that provides insight into pioneer travels. 20 illustrations.

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Gr 1-4--As he did in Noah's Square Dance, (Lothrop, 1995), Walton once again casts a religious figure as a square-dance caller. This time, with a tad more credibility, he puts Brigham Young in the narrator's role, even though the leader is curiously absent from these colorful, rustic, and cartoon-framed paintings. Like most folk, Mormons like to dance--it's even prescribed by Young in an introductory quote as a way to "tire their bodies." This fanciful rhythmic tune, accompanied by a wide-eyed fiddler, blends some square-dance commands with a bit of Mormon history. In particular, this 1847 pioneer dance provides nighttime respite from the hardships of cross-country travel for the 148 church members heading from Winter Quarters, Nebraska, to the Great Salt Lake. The mood is joyful and Teare's illustrations are lively, portraying amazingly energetic pioneers who even invite the fauna to kick up their heels in celebration. Teachers can use the handful of Mormon-migration references as an introduction to this American-born Christian sect or read it aloud just for fun. Exuberant and whimsical.--John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573452434
Publisher:
Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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