Dance, Tanya

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"When Satomi Ichikawa decided she would like to illustrate books for children, she visited a bookstore in London and copied down the names and addresses of publishers. She then simply walked to the address that seemed the closest, her rough sketches in hand. Today, she is known the world over as a celebrated illustrator and accomplished storyteller, and there are more than 50 books that bear the Satomi Ichikawa name. Born in Japan, Ms. Ichikawa traveled to Paris as a young woman and has lived there for over thirty years. However, her inspiration comes from all over the world. She loves traveling to other countries, where she sketches the countryside and gets to know the people of the villages and cities where she stays. But Ms. Ichikawa always come back to Paris, where she feels the beauty of everyday life enriches her work. The Luxembourg Gardens is one of her favorite places to watch the children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents who gather there to enjoy its beautiful scenery. The recipient of several awards for her artwork, Ms. Ichikawa is the illustrator of the popular Tanya books and the best-selling You Are My I Love You. "She also has over twenty of her own books for young people, including the Nora series, The First Bear in Africa! "and My Pig Amarillo.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

Another simple story, yet I enjoyed it. Tanya, the younger sister that isn't old enough to dance with her sister in class, takes the whole story in stride as she isn't given a chance to join until ... Read full review

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User Review  - esproull - LibraryThing

A little girl, Tanya, loves to watch her big sister dance and wishes more than anything that she could dance, too. But Tanya is too young, and when her sister has practice she can only watch from the ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Author and editor Patricia Lee Gauch was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 3, 1934. She received a B. A. in English Literature from Miami University in Ohio, a M. A. in Teaching from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, and a Doctorate in English Literature from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Before she began writing children's books, she was a newspaper reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal and freelanced for the Detroit Free Press. She has written over thirty children's books, which have received critical acclaim as well as numerous awards and citations. In 1985, she became the Editor-in-Chief of Philomel Books and was the editor for Caldecott Medal winners Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and Lon Po Po by Ed Young, as well as the Caldecott Honor winner Seven Blind Mice, also by Ed Young. She has taught children's literature at Rutgers University and Drew University and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times. She is currently the Vice-President and Editorial Director of Philomel Books and lives in Hyde Park, New York.

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