Fritz Danced The Fandango (Hardcover)

By Alicia Potter

Scholastic Press, 9780545075541, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009



A fresh, funny ode to friendship and individuality, written by exciting new author Alicia Potter and illustrated by bestselling author-illustrator of TICKLE THE DUCK Ethan Long.

Fritz is just like every other mountain goat, except for one small difference: He likes to dance the fandango.
Unfortunately, Fritz finds himself the object of ridicule among the other goats, so he sets out to find a herd that will accept him. Along the way, he meets a yodeling sheep named Liesl and a glockenspiel-playing dog named Gerhard, both of whom are also looking for their places in the world. While Fritz never finds any other dancing mountain goats, he does find true friends (and willing dance partners) in Liesl and Gerhard.

About the Author

Alicia Potter holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and works as a freelance journalist and book reviewer for magazines such as Family Fun, Elle, and Self. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. ETHAN LONG is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including TICKLE THE DUCK! and STOP KISSING ME!. He is also the creator of TASTY TIME WITH ZEFRONK on Playhouse Disney. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and their three children, and sleeps soundly most nights.