Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance (Hardcover)

By Birgitta Sif, Birgitta Sif (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763673062, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014



From the award-winning author of Oliver comes a book that glows from the inside out, a book that will move you to be yourself -- and get dancing.

Frances Dean loves to dance. She feels the wind and she dances. She hears singing birds and she dances. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move. But as soon as anyone is around, Frances Dean's knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy, and she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage to share her talent with others and feel free?

About the Author

Birgitta Sif studied art and design in the United States and worked as a children's book designer before moving to England to study illustration. Her debut picture book, Oliver, won Iceland's Dimmalimm Award and was endorsed by Amnesty International U.K., which stated: "It reminds us that we are all born free and equal, and we all have our own thoughts and opinions." Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Birgitta Sif lives with her family in Sweden.