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Lucy's Dance, Yup'ik Edition

by Deb Vanasse and Nancy Slagle (illustrations)

Paperback Price $13.95

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"With beautiful artwork from Nancy E. Slagle, Lucy's Dance is a charming read of family, tradition, and the power of them combined to create something truly special."
—Midwest Book Review


A charming children’s book about the return of traditional dancing to one Yup’ik village, Lucy’s Dance tells the story of a little girl who is determined to help her grandfather demonstrate for the people of the town the beauty and complexity of traditional Yup’ik dancing. Threaded through the story are accounts of Yup’ik arts such as drumming, singing, and storytelling through dance, all brought to life with beautiful, full-color illustrations.

Deb Vanasse is the author of more than a dozen books, most recently No Returns and Black Wolf of the Glacier, the latter also from University of Alaska Press. She is cofounder of the 49 Alaska Writing Center. She lives in Eagle River, Alaska.

Nancy E. Slagle is an artist who lives in Denver.

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  • Paperback Price: $13.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-128-3
  • Publication Month: June
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Illustrations: 18 color
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Deb Vanasse and Nancy Slagle (illustrations)
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602231283

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