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My Mama Had A Dancing Heart

A ballet dancer recalls how she and her mother would welcome each season with a dance outdoors through spring meadows, summer beaches, autumn orchards, and winter snows. The lyrical text captures all the beauty of the changing seasons and the joy the pair have in life. Then, shifting to present tense, the grown daughter remembers how her mother’s dancing heart gives her inspiration to dance upon the stage.

"In spring, summer, fall and winter, a mother leads her young daughter in dancing a celebratory ballet, a hymn to the season. When the girl is older, she is a ballerina and remembers that her mother gave her a dancing heart.... [An] exuberant celebration of dance." -- School Library Journal

For more stories celebrating girls and women in dance, visit our Dance section in Creative Arts.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Libba Gray
Illustrator Raul Colon
ISBN 0531071421
Publication Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Scholastic
Language English