Dancing with Daisy

Jan L. Coates

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ISBN: 9781927917206

Dancing with Daisy

  Author:   Jan L. Coates  
  Artist :   Josée Bisaillon    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

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.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781927917206
Item RG0002
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published onJune 15 2019
Language eng
Pages 48
Format Paperback
Dimensions10(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight211(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Jan L. Coates is the author of several books for young readers, including The King of Keji and A Hare in the Elephants 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. Visit her at jancoates.ca.

As a young girl, Josée Bisaillon loved drawing cats and houses. She enjoyed school and always returned home full of stories to tell (and to draw!). She pursued her education all the way to university, where she fell in love with illustration. Since then, scissors and brushes in hand, Josée has been illustrating children's books, magazines, and newspapers. Josée lives just outside of Montreal with her spouse, their three children, one hairless cat, and many paper characters.