Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Very Young Dancer


Is there a book that brings back a rush of childhood memories for you?

For me, it's the book A Very Young Dancer. I can distinctly remember the spot it occupied on the shelf of my elementary school library. I imagine I checked it out no less than 50 times during my tenure at Hayes Elementary. My aunt owned a dance studio, so of course I was there for three classes a week, and I even got to have a part in a local production of The Nutcracker, albeit the small part of a soldier. So I thought Stephanie was pretty cool.

I found an old copy on ebay to purchase and got it out last night to read to WC. She was enthralled and several times I had to say "Just wait... let's see what they say on the next page....." since she asked a million questions.

So I'm reaching back in my memory and trying to remember books that we girls of the 70s might have read and hope to build a small "vintage" library for WC and I to share. Any ideas for me?

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9 comments:

Rulissa @ Mustard Seeds in Oklahoma said...

Such a great idea!!!! One of my faves growing up was "Can I Get there by Candlelight?" My friends and I took turns checking it out over and over! And I think we were around WC's age at the time- maybe a year older.

Erin said...

I introduced Daniel to my love of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and he absolutely loved it! So much so that when he gets in a bad mood, I'll ask him if he wants to move to Australia (like in the book)...gets him to smile every time.

Sasha said...

Erin- YES! I have to get that one... so so good!

Sasha said...

Rulissa, I'll check that one out, thanks!

Tangled In Texas said...

Oh WOW! I was super into anything dance in school, so I'm surprised I've never heard of this. I'm going to have to check it out! :)

Sasha said...

Tangled- definitely check it out- it's darling and even has lots about the boys dancing in the Nutcracker, so maybe your son might even enjoy the story someday!

Slim said...

The boxcar children, Amelia Bedelia, all the Ramona books and the Shel Silverstein poetry books. Allison loves his poems as much as I did!

meredithsmiles said...

Oh my I was trying to remember that book and there were others if I recall correctly about ice skating and horse back riding. Thank you for posting about this. Off to see if I can find it to buy it for my daughter!!!

meredithsmiles said...

Oh my god I loved this book as a child and tried just last month to try and describe it to the librarian here in GA. Off to see if I can find it to purchase for my daughter!!!

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