Dance, Tanya

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Philomel Books, Sep 1, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 33 pages
Tanya loves ballet dancing, repeating the moves she sees her older sister using when practicing for class or a recital, and soon Tanya is big enough to go to ballet class herself.

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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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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 (1989)

Satomi Ichikawa was born in Gihu, Japan, and moved to Paris in the 1970s. She is known for the warmth and charm she brings to her characters and has won numerous awards for her book illustrations. Satomi is perhaps best known in the United States as the illustrator of Dance, Tanya by Patricia Gauch.

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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