This beloved picture book is celebrating its twentieth birthday with a new edition, completely reillustrated in full color by the author. In this wise, eloquent story with the timeless resonance of a folk tale, an orphan boy named Joseph receives a pair of silver shoes and with them the power to dance joy and hope into the lives of others. Joseph dances his way through the world until it is time to pass the shoes-and the dancing man's destiny-to another boy. The text is ably complemented by radiant pastel drawings, bringing this fable about the rejuvenating power of art to a new generation of young readers.
About the Author
Ruth Lercher Bornstein has written and illustrated numerous books for Clarion, including THE DANCING MAN, LITTLE GORRILA, RABBIT'S GOOD NEWS, and most recently THAT'S HOW IT IS WHEN WE DRAW. A painter and longtime folk dancer, Ruth lives in Santa Monica, California.