Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman

Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1988

When his grandchildren come, Grandpa likes to share his experiences as a song and dance man with them.  He takes them up into the attic and puts a show on for them.  Though he says that he would never trade his days with his grandchildren for the song and dance days, it is apparent that he his wistful for the good old days.

Students can use this book as an introduction to Vaudeville, either in a theater class (high school or middle school would be appropriate) or when talking about the early 1900s.  

Awards: Caldecott Medal winner

Accessed: Augusta County Library


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