I Am a Dancer
Poet Pat Lowery Collins shows children that their everyday motions—catching a ball, reaching up to a shelf, or shuffling through the rain—can contain all of the elements of a dance. Mark Graham’s lovely oil paintings give the reader a new appreciation of the beauty of natural movements.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
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Author: Pat Lowery Collins
Pat Lowery Collins is a poet, painter, and the author of many books for children and young adults including the Reading Rainbow selection, I Am An Artist, and the recent sequel, I Am a Dancer. Her newest historical novels are Hidden Voices, The Orphan Musicians of Venice and Daughter of Winter, both published by Candlewick Press. The latter is a Must Read Finalist for the Mass Book Award. Her young adult novel in free verse, The Fattening Hut, won the Boston Author's Club 2004 Julia Ward Howe Award and was a Book Sense Pick and ALA Amelia Bloomer choice. A picture book, The Deer Watch, is also forthcoming from Candlewick. She teaches in Lesley University's MFA program in creative writing and lives and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Her Website is www.patlowerycollins.com and she can be reached to schedule a Skype visit at email@example.com.