The Dance by Richard Paul Evans

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Dancing marks the rites of passage in a daughter's life and that of the father who loves her. From her first carefree twirling in the flower-dotted yard, to her first solo performance in The Nutcracker, to the waltz of her wedding night, her father is there watching, silent and unobserved. And he smiles.

This tender story of the bond between a father and a daughter, told straight from the heart by the best-selling author of The Christmas Candle and illustrated with exquisite, lush paintings, evokes that bond with powerful poignancy. The Dance will forever resonate with parents and children everywhere.

 

About Richard Paul Evans

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Richard Paul Evans is the bestselling author of The Christmas Box, The Locket, and The Christmas Box trilogy. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and their five children. His four daughters were the inspiration for this story. Mr. Evans has donated all of his proceeds from this book to The Christmas Box House International?, a nonprofit organization devoted to the building of shelter-assessment facilities for abused children.
 
Published October 1, 1999 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Though Evans's (The Christmas Box) name is no stranger to bestseller lists, it is the exquisite art from a first-time illustrator that most impresses in this volume. Marked by photographic sharpness,

Oct 04 1999 | Read Full Review of The Dance

The New York Times

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Joan Myers Brown, the executive artistic director of Philadanco, or the Philadelphia Dance Company, represents a critical piece of the American modern dance puzzle.

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It is for eight dancers, four women and four men, plus seven (eight, originally) singers from Mr. Cohen’s ensemble — costumed similarly to the dancers, if more austerely, and singing from the stage and even moving about at times, again simply.

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After the bouquets and flowers from his colleagues, the laughter and hugging and joking, Philip Neal stood alone on the stage, his final performance as a principal dancer with New York City Ballet over.

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The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto seemed to sweep the dancers along with gentle inexorability on Thursday night at the New York State Theater.

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his elevation in the ballet’s second half, in which the dancers reappear in sleek, formal costumes, leaves much to be desired, but his partnering allows Ms.

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Ballet gala programs are often stitched-together snippets, but the New York City Ballet’s fall gala on Tuesday night at the New York State Theater — formally inaugurating its spate of “Nutcrackers” and then its regular winter season — seemed more snippety than most.

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Publishers Weekly

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Though Evans's (The Christmas Box) name is no stranger to bestseller lists, it is the exquisite art from a first-time illustrator that most impresses in this volume. Marked by photographic sharpness,

Oct 04 1999 | Read Full Review of The Dance

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The Berkshire Review

Previews Lucy Bardo, Viola da Gamba, with Anne Legêne, viola da gamba, and Larry Wallach, harpsichord in a program of music from the Baroque and the Twentieth Century at Simon's Rock, Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 3 pm Lucy Bardo, Viola da Gamba, with Anne Legêne, viola da gamba, and Larry...

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