Happy Feet (Hardcover)

The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me

By Richard Michelson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152050573, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005

List Price: 16.00*
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On March 12, 1926, the doors of the Savoy Ballroom swung open in Harlem. It was a night to remember, when blacks and whites, rich and poor, all came together to dance!

This inspiring story of the world-famous dancing palace and home of the Lindy Hoppers is told from a father to his son, Happy Feet. It's Happy Feet's favorite story--after all, he was born on the very night the Savoy opened. And he hopes that one day he'll make his own dancing debut at the legendary ballroom . . . because with a lot of hard work and a little Savoy magic, anything is possible.

Includes an author's note with biographies of Swing-Era dancers.

About the Author

RICHARD MICHELSON is a prizewinning poet and author of several other picture books, including Ten Times Better, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. He is the owner of R. Michelson Galleries and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.