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The Girl Who Wanted to Dance [EPUB] ✰ The Girl Who Wanted to Dance Author Amy Ehrlich – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The call to self expression haunts a delicate, poignant tale about family and art, love and longing and the ineffable tie between parent and childClara lives with her father and grandmother in a littl The call to self Who Wanted MOBI õ expression haunts a delicate, poignant tale about family and art, love and longing and the ineffable tie between parent and childClara lives with her father and grandmother in a little village More than anything, Clara loves to dance, but her father has had too much sadness in his life to abide dancing When Clara sees a troupe of dancers performing in the The Girl eBook ç village one June day, she is enchanted enough to follow their wagons deep into the forest and what she finds there changes her life forever This bewitching fairy tale by master storyteller Amy Ehrlich, tenderly illustrated by Rebecca Walsh, honors the call to the artistic life and acknowledges with compassion the pain of those left behind.


10 thoughts on “The Girl Who Wanted to Dance

  1. Marissa Morrison Marissa Morrison says:

    I ve read a lot of bad kids books in the last few years, but this one takes the prize as THE WORST ONE OF ALL First the girl s grandmother dies Books for young children that feature death as a plot point ought to bear a warning label on the cover Then the girl stumbles upon the mother who abandoned her as a baby to become a dancer in a traveling show Finally, the father teaches the girl to calmly accept the fact that the mother loves dancingthan she loves the family.


  2. Kate Kate says:

    We got this from the library yesterday dance books attract me and the kiddo, and this blurb seemed lovely This bewitching fairy tale by master storyteller Amy Ehrlich, tenderly illustrated by Rebecca Walsh, honors the call to the artistic life and the courage of those who heed it Okay here s my summary Clara lives with her dad and granny Granny often tells Clara stories of her mother of course we assume mom is dead Clara loves to dance, but her father doesn t like her to Granny dies A We got this from the library yesterday dance books attract me and the kiddo, and this blurb seemed lovely This bewitching fairy tale by master storyteller Amy Ehrlich, tenderly illustrated by Rebecca Walsh, honors the call to the artistic life and the courage of those who heed it Okay here s my summary Clara lives with her dad and granny Granny often tells Clara stories of her mother of course we assume mom is dead Clara loves to dance, but her father doesn t like her to Granny dies A troupe of dancers comes to perform in the village Clara sneaks out and finds their camp in the woods where she connects with one of the dancers, who turns out to be her MOM Dad comes and finds Clara and he shares a dance with his estranged beloved Clara wants to go on the road with mom Mom says no, not yet, I ll come back when you re older and maybe then.My 6 year old was left sad and confused.Hey so, I m ALL for honoring the artistic call, and maybe there is a huge collective of people who disagree with me, but I m NOT interested in celebrating it when it means abandoning a child And I m definitely not cool with that being a message designed for young children Sorry not sorry, but this was not a book of honoring and bravery This was about a book of a shitty mom who made a selfish decision.It s going back to the library I don t suggest you check it out


  3. Laura Mcclanahan Laura Mcclanahan says:

    Genre Children s Picture BooksIllustrated by Revecca Walsh, this story does not follow the simplistic plot of most of the children s books on my shelf Clara is a young girl who always felt a little distant from her father in that she wants to move around and dance, and he always feels lonely and secluded After seeing dancers in a moving caravan one night, Clara continually steals away in the night to rediscover herself and dance She also finds her long lost mother is the dancer who has been Genre Children s Picture BooksIllustrated by Revecca Walsh, this story does not follow the simplistic plot of most of the children s books on my shelf Clara is a young girl who always felt a little distant from her father in that she wants to move around and dance, and he always feels lonely and secluded After seeing dancers in a moving caravan one night, Clara continually steals away in the night to rediscover herself and dance She also finds her long lost mother is the dancer who has been teaching her to dance, revealing why she has the roots of dancing in her being The reader is captivated by the intricate water colors of the pictures, the acute attention to detail and the smooth yet wispy illustrations of the characters Each illustration is paired with a white page for the text, much of it concentrated in several paragraphs Such contrast allows the reader to focus on the details of the story, but to also pause at each picture Though not complex in plot, the length of the story makes this book suitable for older elementary children who have the stamina to readcomplex sentence structures


  4. Alicia Alicia says:

    My five year old daughter and I frequently visit the library and she was drawn to this book because of the lovely illustrations Yes, it does have beautiful illustrations but they are not able to salvage this book I am glad that we were reading it at bedtime and that she fell asleep in the middle I finished reading it and it really hit me the wrong way I was still bothered by it the next day.I really, really dislike the way the author brings the girl s mother back only to have her leave again My five year old daughter and I frequently visit the library and she was drawn to this book because of the lovely illustrations Yes, it does have beautiful illustrations but they are not able to salvage this book I am glad that we were reading it at bedtime and that she fell asleep in the middle I finished reading it and it really hit me the wrong way I was still bothered by it the next day.I really, really dislike the way the author brings the girl s mother back only to have her leave again It isn t enough that the mother left the little girl to begin with but then she makes a reapperance only to leave again Everyone acted like it was no big deal What kind of mother would choose dancing over her own daughter not once but twice It is not okay and should have been a big deal This is one book I will not be making the effort to reread to my daughter


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    My girls and I found this at our library I read to both of them after they d been away at their grandparents house for a few days In the story a girl is raised by her granny and father Her granny dies and the little girl discovers her mother in a traveling dance troupe The mother leaves again at the end with a promise to return when the girl is older My seven year old was crying by the end Had I known it would end this way I would have stopped reading The mother s actions seem unrepentant My girls and I found this at our library I read to both of them after they d been away at their grandparents house for a few days In the story a girl is raised by her granny and father Her granny dies and the little girl discovers her mother in a traveling dance troupe The mother leaves again at the end with a promise to return when the girl is older My seven year old was crying by the end Had I known it would end this way I would have stopped reading The mother s actions seem unrepentant, and it feels as though the narrative is justifying her abandonment of her daughter in her pursuit of her dream Her promise to return sounds as hollow as any would coming from such a mother in real life I will never read this to my girls again


  6. Lauren Hanning Lauren Hanning says:

    0 stars.What a awful story The illustrations were beautiful but it s not worth it because the story is terrible No one should read this book There is no beauty in abandonment This book emphasizes the selfishness of human beings Family and love always comes first If you want to go be selfish, don t have a family Don t hurt a little girl and a man who you promised to love forever Terrible messages.


  7. Lori Lori says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The story of a girl who longs to dance, describes the call to the artistic life and acknowledges with compassion the PAIN of those left behind emphasis added If I had read it myself first, I would not have read it to our young children now, due to the confusion or horror introduced when we learn the girl s mother left her family to join a traveling dance troupe, before the girl ever knew her.


  8. Shillene Shillene says:

    I was shocked to find this book in the library, such a sad story.


  9. Kayla Satterly Kayla Satterly says:

    This book is about a young girl named Clara who lives with her very sad, quiet father and her grandmother She enjoys listening to her grandmothers stories about how her mother was a dancer Clara does not remember her mother Clara has a strong desire to dance and when she hears music coming from her town square she sneaks out to dance with them She is amazed by them but must return home The next morning she sees them leave in their wagons That night Clara wants to knowso she sneaks o This book is about a young girl named Clara who lives with her very sad, quiet father and her grandmother She enjoys listening to her grandmothers stories about how her mother was a dancer Clara does not remember her mother Clara has a strong desire to dance and when she hears music coming from her town square she sneaks out to dance with them She is amazed by them but must return home The next morning she sees them leave in their wagons That night Clara wants to knowso she sneaks out to find the dancers in the woods A woman finds her and they dance all night She returns the next night and discoversthan she planned I enjoyed this book because it is a good story about staying positive when it seems like nothing is going right It also teaches students to stay true to themselves and to do what they love even when others think they shouldn t or look down on them I loved this book and I think it would be very good to read to students because it sends a good message and has a very interesting ending that I was not expecting


  10. Katrina Katrina says:

    Ehrlich skillfully guides her audience toward understanding and empathy for everyone, both the dancer and the loved ones she leaves behind, and Walsh s richly toned acrylic paintings extend the story s moody, melancholic beauty and poignant sense of the characters emotions Children may be troubled that, after a tender reunion with Clara and her father, her mother leaves once again, and the specific themes of reconciling family life and artistic independence may tapinto adult concerns Le Ehrlich skillfully guides her audience toward understanding and empathy for everyone, both the dancer and the loved ones she leaves behind, and Walsh s richly toned acrylic paintings extend the story s moody, melancholic beauty and poignant sense of the characters emotions Children may be troubled that, after a tender reunion with Clara and her father, her mother leaves once again, and the specific themes of reconciling family life and artistic independence may tapinto adult concerns Lengthy and meandering, this isn t a natural story hour choice, but it will resonate with children who know the excitement of finding an artistic passion or the heartache of family separation Grades 1 3


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