Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

By Birgitta Sif
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

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, exactly as you are, and – of course! – get dancing!

From the award-winning author of Oliver comes a heart-warming story about finding new friends, overcoming your fears, following your dreams and – of course! – about dancing! Frances Dean loves to dance. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move – she feels the wind and dances, hears the singing of the birds and dances. But as soon as anyone is around, she feels so shy. Her knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy and ... she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage within herself to share her talent with other people and ... feel free? But then, one day, Frances Dean notices something – someone – unusual and it surprises her and inspires her all at once...

  • From the author-illustrator of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Oliver - a truly special new voice in picture books.
  • Perfect for budding dancers and singers alike, and for those who have a secret special talent that they might just be too shy to share.

About the author

Birgitta Sif was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and lived in and around Scandanavia and America while growing up. She completed her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer in New York before deciding to enrol on Anglia Ruskin’s world-renowned Children’s Book Illustration MA course in Cambridge. Her debut picture book, Oliver, won the Icelandic Dimmalimm Prize, was endorsed by Amnesty, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. About Frances Dean, she says, "Sometimes the best music you will hear is the one created by nature. When I watch and listen to the birds dance, I can feel my heart skip ... and my feet start to tap along." Birgitta lives with her family in Sweden. Visit her website at and follow her on twitter @birgittasif.

ISBN: 9781406360790
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 215 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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