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Barn dance!

by Martin, Bill ; illustrated by Rand, Ted

Hardcover (FollettBound)
Holt, 1988

Price: $13.61

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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.

Kirkus Reviews (1986)

A cheery picture book that's a winning combination of magic and humor and that should be useful for bedtime and library story-time. A young boy is roused from sleep by the call of an owl, and he joins the animals of woodland and farm in a square dance called by a scarecrow. Midnight blue and moonlight yellow are the dominant colors of the book, offering a background mood of enchantment; the harvest night setting suggests Halloween, while the animals' dancing makes one think of legends of Christmas Eve, all accompanied by a nice, mysterious mood with no threatening overtones. The barn-dance scene is humorous and charming, with the "skinny kid" invited to show the old cow how to dance; the animals prance happily through the antics of the dance, and the text has the rhythm, bounce and rhyme of a good square-dance call. A lively tale that'll enliven picture-book times, particularly not-too-scary Halloween programs for young children.

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  • Publisher: Holt
  • Pub. Date: September 15, 1988
  • Format:  Hardcover (FollettBound)
    32 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 25 cm.
  • Age Range: K - Grade 2 (5-7 yrs.)
  • Reading Level: 3.4 (What’s this?)
  • ISBN-10: 0-8050-0799-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8050-0799-2
  • Follett Number: 35020W9
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 0805007997
  • Language: English

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