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Dancing with Daisy

by Jan Coates, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
published: June 2019
ISBN:9781927917206
publisher: Running the Goat
Description

When he finds a photograph of his grandfather as a young man, Liam is full of questions. But that's just fine, because Grampy has a story to spin with every answer.

On a fall day in 1962, he tells Liam, he had a run in with a nasty girl in search of a dance partner: Daisy was her name. What follows is a tall tale about Grampy's tango with a hurricane, and all those signs of aging--the wrinkles, the stooped back, the croaky voice, the false teeth--can be chalked up to Daisy's persistence and Grampy's refusal to dance. Of course, it takes a talking to from Nana to get that Daisy to blow off elsewhere.

Acclaimed author Jan L. Coates and award-winning illustrator Josée Bisaillon join forces in this charming picture book to craft a tale both touching and amusing about aging and the bond between a grandfather and his grandson. Bisaillon's gorgeous, playful illustrations bring the dance to life, evoking that windy girl and her insistent ways, as well as the warm affection between Grampy and Liam.

About the Authors

Jan Coates

Jan L. Coates is the author of several books for young readers, including A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. She lives in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley, with her husband, Don, and a Golden Irish named Charlie. When her kids, Liam and Shannon, were little, they loved camping at Keji. Visit her at jancoates.ca
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Josée Bisaillon has illustrated more than twenty-five children’s books, created numerous editorial illustrations for magazines and newspapers. She has been short-listed twice for the Governor General's Literary Award, and she won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for The Snow Knows. She lives outside Montreal with her family.
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