Dancing with Dziadziu by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Gabriella loves to dance, and she loves to hear her grandmother Babci’s stories--stories about Poland, the house in the coal patch, the chickens with blue feet. And especially the stories of those happy evenings long ago when Babci danced with her handsome young husband, Dziadziu. Gabriella and her grandmother are bound together by stories, by dancing, and by love in this poignant Easter story. “A wonderfully mature story, full of humanity.”--Kirkus Reviews
 

About Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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A former 8th-grade English teacher, Susan Campbell Bartoletti writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Black Potatoes is the winner of the ALA Sibert Award for Best Information book, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Distinguished Nonfiction, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Nonfiction award. She lives with her family in Moscow, PA. No Bio
 
Published February 1, 1997 by Harcourt Children's Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Young Gabriella listens to her grandmother's stories of Poland, immigrant life in America, and dancing with her handsome young husband, Dziadziu, in an enchanting, life-affirming story that's as iridescent as the glimmer between life and death.

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The love between grandmother and granddaughter is palpable, and despite the deathbed setting, the tone is one of joyful remembrance and calm acceptance: ""I know my grandmother will soon be dancing with Dziadziu again, but for now, her eyes are robin-egg bright for me."" Bartoletti weaves in a mo...

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