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Karen Ackerman (1951-)

Karen Ackerman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her first book was published in 1982. Her book Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell, won the 1989 Caldecott Medal. She is also the author of The Night Crossing, I Know a Place, The Tin Heart, Araminta's Paint Box, and The Leaves in October.

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Araminta's Paint Box
Review of the book as well as suggested activities. Source: Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site

The Leaves in October
Students learn about different places to save their money and the advantages and disadvantages of each. They also learn that spending and saving decisions each have opportunity costs. Source: Wise Pockets

Song and Dance Man
Book overview, activities and discussion questions for the book. Source: Scholastic

Vaudeville Lives in Song and Dance Man
Collection of suggested activities for the book. Source: Wondersome Storytime