Kissing Tennessee (Paperback)

and Other Stories from the Stardust Dance

By Kathi Appelt

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152051273, 132pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/1/2000)

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Mason and Carrie Marie can't get up the courage to ask each other to dance. Russ's girlfriend has died, and now he's just trying to live without her. Peggy Lee has grown up with Tennessee--how can she ever think of him as more than a friend?

In these moving tales and others, Kathi Appelt captures the sometimes amusing, sometimes touching missteps of some unforgettable students, who come together one last time for the most memorable night of their young lives.

About the Author

Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for children and young adults, including When Otis Courted Mama, illustrated by Jill McElmurry; Oh My Baby, Little One, illustrated by Jane Dyer; and the story collection Kissing Tennessee. Her novel The Underneath was a Newbery Honor book and a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Texas.

Praise For Kissing Tennessee: and Other Stories from the Stardust Dance

"Powerful."--School Library Journal

"This satisfying book will grow on the reader. So mix the punch and
start the glitter ball revolving--the Stardust Dance is about to begin."
--VOYA (5Q, highest rating)