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The last dance

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Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers,
Pub. Date:
1995.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.9 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 670L
Description
Bessie and Ninny are the best of friends. Sometimes on milk-moon nights, Ninny throws buttons at Bessie's window. When Bessie peeps outside, Ninny sings: "Bessie, oh Bessie! Come dance with me! For I hate to dance alone..."

Bessie and Ninny are the best of friends. Sometimes on milk-moon nights, Ninny throws buttons at Bessie's window. When Bessie peeps outside, Ninny sings: "Bessie, oh Bessie! Come dance with me! For I hate to dance alone, Where the old men sleep, And the women weep, And the wild, fey children roam." Down the drainpipe Bessie slides to visit Ninny, and off they go.

Most nights, they visit the grave of Ninny's grandfather, Oppa. It was Oppa who taught them three things that they will never forget: To dance, to sing, and to tell stories. Oppa's wisdom ultimately inspires a pact between the two young friends-a pact that binds them together through love and marriage, war and separation, birth and death.

In the simple but extraordinary story, award-winning author Carmen Agra Deedy speaks to each of us about the value of promises and the limitless power of love. Share The Last Dance with someone you love.

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ISBN:
9781561451098
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.9, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 670L
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Full title last dance
Author deedy carmen agra
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-23 00:56:00AM

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title_display The last dance
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