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Scholastic, Incorporated, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Available for the first time in paperback, this charming favorite in Asch's popular Bear series has won the hearts of children and adults alike. Innocent, warm and captivating, it tells the simple story of Bear's wish to dance with the moon.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A whimsical tale about a bear who imagines that the moon and clouds are personified: He's sad to think the moon won't dance with him; when the morning clouds descend as fog, he's delighted that at ... Read full review

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User Review  - hebeaton - LibraryThing

Moondance was one of my favorite books as a child due to it's simple pictures but it also contains a powerful message. The bear wants to dance with the moon, but it will not come down from the sky. He ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Frank Asch was born on August 6, 1946, in Somerville, NJ. In 1969 he graduated from Cooper Union in New York City with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. Since then he has taught in both the United States and abroad. He has also organized art, writing, puppetry, and creative dramatics workshops for children all over the country. In 1976 Mr. Asch and his wife started their own children's theatre called The Belly Buttons. In l989, Frank Asch and Vladimir Vagin published Here Comes the Cat!, the first Russian/American collaboration on a children's book, which has since received the Russian National Book Award. Mr. Asch also joined forces with naturalist and photographer Ted Levin for a series of poetry books for children. In 1996, their first book, Sawgrass Poems, was named to the John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers. Like a Windy Day was released in fall 2002. It was the fourth and last book in the "element" book series that already includes The Earth and I, Water, and The Sun Is My Favorite Star.

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