Deer Dancer

Deer Dancer In this mesmerizing picture book from the author of the New York Times bestselling Stars a young ballerina finds dancing inspiration in the natural world There s a place I go that s green and grass a

  • Title: Deer Dancer
  • Author: Mary Lyn Ray Lauren Stringer
  • ISBN: 9781442434219
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this mesmerizing picture book from the author of the New York Times bestselling Stars, a young ballerina finds dancing inspiration in the natural world.There s a place I go that s green and grass,a place I thought that no one knew until the deer came.This gorgeous picture book from celebrated author Mary Lyn Ray features luminous and evocative art from Lauren Stringer aIn this mesmerizing picture book from the author of the New York Times bestselling Stars, a young ballerina finds dancing inspiration in the natural world.There s a place I go that s green and grass,a place I thought that no one knew until the deer came.This gorgeous picture book from celebrated author Mary Lyn Ray features luminous and evocative art from Lauren Stringer and will capture the hearts of young dancers everywhere.

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    1. How did people perfect dance? Did they watch the animals to learn new postures? This girl is in a ballet lesson where she is told to listen with her cheekbones. Tilt her head like she has antlers. After class she likes to dance in a grassy meadow in the middle of the woods. While there a deer visits her and they dance together.There isn't a big story. There is imagery, movement, magic and mystery here. The kids weren't too interested in this. The niece enjoyed the dance part. This was more my cu [...]

    2. What a beautiful way to look at dancing! Girl meets deer and sees in the deer's fluid movements, the ballet that her teacher has been showing her. Here she practices with her newfound friend, learning how to move as a deer does. Creative and beautiful, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and recommend it for sharing with any little girl that loves to dance.

    3. Lovely! Shows both the natural spirit of dance and the related (yet more practiced discipline) steps of ballet.

    4. There's a place I go that'sgreen and grass,a place I thought that no oneknew-until the daya deer came. A young girl is dancing. She's wearing a pink tutu and purple leggings. There are bright yellow flowers in her hair. Her dance teacher said: "Hold your head as if you're wearing antlers", "Listen with your cheekbones" and "Look with the eyes in your shoulders." But the girl can't match the teacher's level of skill yet, so she goes to a place that's "green and grass" (a meadow in the woods near [...]

    5. In this mesmerizing picture book from the author of the New York Times bestselling Stars , a young ballerina finds dancing inspiration in the natural world.There's a place I go that's green and grass, a place I thought that no one knew-- until the deer came. This gorgeous picture book from celebrated author Mary Lyn Ray features luminous and evocative art from Lauren Stringer and will capture the hearts of young dancers everywhere.Subject: Deer -- Juvenile fictionDance -- Juvenile fiction

    6. Deer Dancer is a sweet little book about a girl who spends her time out with nature. This little girl was involved in a ballet class and when she was practicing, deer came and danced with her.I love this little book. It really ignites your imagination. The illustrations are so beautiful and full of life and color. I think this book would be a good one to have in my classroom. Its a nice easy read that is really relaxing to the mind.

    7. 3.5 stars rounded up. Not nearly as 'fey' or 'frou-frou' as some reviewers claim. I'm not into that stuff, or ballet, but I enjoyed this very much. I would have liked to have seen the results of what the girl learned from the deer - did she just gain more comfort and confidence, or did she take her developing grace back to the studio and have more success?

    8. Okay, I'm going to read this a second time and try not to think about True Detective.UPDATE: This magical moment is brought to you by nature! The swirly painted forest adds to the magical vibe of the forest. I got a wee "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton vibe - probably all that roundness with the subject as the focal point. COOL VIBES!

    9. I love green. I love this book. The green in this book is beautiful and uplifting and makes me want to dance too. What a sweet book. If you have a young child who is movement centered and loves to dance, this could be a book for them! THE green in this book just makes me want to dive into it

    10. "Dance like a deer" are the instructions the girl hears in ballet class. "Pretend you have antlers on your head help" her remember how to try to move. But she is learning and can't quite get the moves down. That is, until she goes to practice in a secluded green meadow and dances with a real, live deer. Great book for nature lovers and dancers.

    11. kindergartener likes it more than me. it has ballet, a girl in a pink skirt, and dancing. I thought it was a little too poetry-like frou frou, but admit most people would like the comparison of the deer's movements to dancing.

    12. A young ballerina practices her dance in the woods and meets up with a deer, who helps her find even more beautiful music in her head. The greens and browns in the illustrations are spectacular, and there is a real sense of music and dance.

    13. Dancing inspired by nature. A young dancer learns to mimic the movements of the elegant deer in her dance class and shares a stage of grassy green with the creature itself.Text and acrylic paint illustrations perfectly mirror one another in lyrical beauty. Good read aloud for PreK-2.

    14. This is an incredibly poetic story about a girl who is learning to be a ballerina and finds a special place in the woods where a deer helps her learn. It is a little abstract, so it might take some getting used to, but the pictures are gorgeous and peaceful.

    15. A unique combination of a girl who dances and a deer in the woods. Some how this book works. The illustration are lovely and somehow comforting.

    16. A gorgeous book about the grace in nature and our connection to it. This would work well for a nature or dance storytime.

    17. reads like a poem. a little too deep for my DD TO really understand it, but the illustrations were beautiful

    18. A beautifully illustrated and rhythmically told story of a girl who is inspired to improve her ballet dancing by the graceful movement of a deer.

    19. An interesting read, not quite sure how we could use it, perhaps in poetry workshop. The illustrations were lovely.

    20. I really love the giant pages/illustrations. A little serious for story time, but could work in a dance-specific story time, esp. for my humongous groups.

    21. The sentence syntax and some of the scene jumps are a bit strange, making it awkward to process while reading.

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