[PDF] Download ✓ Grandfather's Dance | by ↠ Patricia MacLachlan

By Patricia MacLachlan | Comments: ( 330 ) | Date: ( Aug 25, 2019 )

Could anything be perfect than a prairie wedding Cassie doesn t think so, for a wedding brings Two lovebirds together, Aunts from faraway Maine, A long white dress with a wedding veil, Zinnias, Satin ribbons, Dancing under a clear blue sky, And a world that smells of roses And as the Witting family comes together for this most special day, Cassie sees that liCould anything be perfect than a prairie wedding Cassie doesn t think so, for a wedding brings Two lovebirds together, Aunts from faraway Maine, A long white dress with a wedding veil, Zinnias, Satin ribbons, Dancing under a clear blue sky, And a world that smells of roses And as the Witting family comes together for this most special day, Cassie sees that life brings The change of seasons, Brother Jack on Grandfather s lap, A brand new car, Joy, Sorrow, And a special dance only Grandfather does Sarah, Plain and Tall began the Witting family s saga on the prairie Now the story completes its circle with Grandfather s Dance, Patricia MacLachlan s poetic celebration about the enduring spirit of family.


  • Title: Grandfather's Dance
  • Author: Patricia MacLachlan
  • ISBN: 9780060275600
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan was born on the prairie, and to this day carries a small bag of prairie dirt with her wherever she goes to remind her of what she knew first She is the author of many well loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal its sequels, Skylark and Caleb s Story and Three Names, illustrated by Mike Wimmer She lives in western Massachusetts.



Comments Grandfather's Dance

  • Faith

    A sad ending, yet somehow not too sad. More like satisfying, as odd as it sounds Amazing series. :)


  • Josiah

    "I suppose that's what writing is forTo change life and make it come out the way you want it to." ―Grandfather's Dance, P. 58 After careful consideration, I'm rounding my three-and-a-half star rating for Grandfather's Dance up instead of down, easily the highest mark that I've given to any of the books in this series. I'm convinced that it's worth the rating. Grandfather's Dance brings to a close, presumably, what is perhaps the best-loved quintet in all of twentieth-century children's literat [...]


  • Marklessgirl

    (4.5)I like Cassie more in this book, I found her more funny. I cried in this, it was sad.


  • Emma Grace

    Awww! So sweet! I hate to admit it, but I cried (well, I didn't bawl, but I counted three tears on my cheek!). It was so sad! Yet, I wasn't like "WHY DID IT END LIKE THAT???!!!". The ending felt resolved. Somehow, I knew it was going to end THAT way.


  • Patti

    “Grandfather’s Dance” is #5 in the “Sarah…” series. In this final episode, Anna and Justin’s wedding brings Sarah’s family from Maine to celebrate the happy event. Grandfather is getting more tired, but his sweet relationship with Cassie and little Jack becomes even more special as each day passes. At first I was a bit confused by the dance scene, but in finishing the whole story, I thought it was definitely touching, and eloquent in a quiet way. Both the old, and the very young [...]


  • Lindsay

    What a beautiful end to a series! This book had everything, a little laughter, a few tears, and a little insight of what the meaning of family really is. This book could not have been any better and I cannot wait to re read them again, especially this story. I loved seeing how far all the characters have come since the first book and I really enjoyed following their lives and seeing where they would end up in this final book.I highly recommend it to everyone! I loved Sarah Plain and Tall when I [...]


  • Kate

    This is the last book of the 'Sarah, Plain and Tall' series, and, to be honest, I'm really going to miss the Witing clan! I loved how this book introduced Jack from Cassie's point of view, and that how her 'voice' while still undeniably 'Cassie', was also more mature and understanding from the previous book. I adored this series, and I really have high hopes that the next Patricia MacLachlan book I read will be just as good!


  • Lauren Scanlon

    I loved this book. I don't know which Sarah plain and tall book was the best. I would totally recommend this book.


  • Taigan

    It was OKI mean you have to know all the characters and if you don't it's hard to understand. And the end is so sad :(


  • Cason

    I like when grandfather says to Joshua your not much to look at I wood much rather look at zeek


  • Ruthe Turner

    The only thing I didn’t like about this book was I knew it was the last, the fifth, in a most enjoyable series written for young children and enjoyed by this old adult. There are so many almost hidden nuances throughout - easy to miss unless you enjoy it slowly. Family is the main theme in this one, the way you want family to be, even though sad moments are mixed in with the happy. I cried. Get the whole Sarah Plain and Tall series and get a 10 year old to read it with. Otherwise, still read i [...]


  • Amy

    A big problem with this series is that although the books are told by different characters at different ages, they all sound the same and use language that isn't appropriate to the person and age in question. I also disliked the extended scene of an older woman having to convince a younger man that she could do what she wanted to do (drive the car). The treatment of the older aunts in this book perpetuates some gender stereotypes about older women as eccentric and unmanageable while giving a fre [...]


  • April

    A beautiful last book in the series. It's amazing what a rich story MacLachlan can convey in such spare language. In this book she was especially good at evoking sights, smells, and feelings. I could feel the warm breath of the little boy falling asleep against Cassie's back. I could feel little Jack leaning against his grandfather. It was a bitter sweet story. It made me want a big family that all lives together.


  • Heather

    While this book alone, wasn't anything amazing, it was a solid ending to the series. It tied up loose ends and left me feeling satisfied. I give the series a good solid 4 stars and recommend you read them all (you could get through them all in a few good hours of reading) and then watch the Hallmark movies (there are 3). You won't be sorry. I'm so happy that I found the continuing saga for this well-loved book -- Sarah, Plain and Tall.


  • Becky

    I have enjoyed reading this series. I love the simplicity of the language and the details. I am amazed that such a simple story can be so moving. There is so much emotion and love in the writing. I liked at the end of the book the author shared that she based many of the characters on real people in her own family. It shows in her writing that she cares about this family. Very well done.


  • Abigail

    The story of Anna, Caleb, Cassie and Jack is finished. I enjoyed this short series so much! Each story was something new and special because each was written from a different perspective. Cassie was by far my favorite writer! I loved imagining with her!


  • Christine

    An ending to the series that is happy and sad, touching and heartfelt -- I literally cried reading it at the park this afternoon. I love how the author brought everything around full circle by the ending. A really wonderful series.


  • Nancy

    Endearing.


  • Anna

    Such a sweet wrap-up of the stories---all the kids, Anna married, Grandfather's life, the Aunts coming from Maine to visit. So satisfying.


  • Adele

    This was sad and funny and sweet. A fitting conclusion to the series.


  • Kaylee Warzecha

    A wonderful ending to a great series. Would be perfect for any young person to read.


  • Dulcie

    A nice ending to a sweet series.


  • Merri Platt

    This is the last book Patricia MacLachlan wrote in the "Sarah, Plain and Tall" series. It focuses on Cassie, Jack and Grandpa John Witting. It tells the story of Jack, the five year old son of Jacob and Sarah Witting and his close relationship to his Grandpa John. It also tells the story of Anna Witting and her upcoming wedding. It starts out with the family getting the news that Anna is marrying her long time beau and that it time to get ready for a wedding. Cassie is excited and Jack is only b [...]


  • Thomas Bell

    Very fun little book. Much of the first third of the book was reminding the reader of some of the most important things that had happened in the previous 4 books, but the last part was nice and sweet. We had a wedding of the oldest sister, our first storyteller from "Sarah, Plain and Tall," but the book wasn't about that at all. It was just a way for the author to gather in some family. But in very few words the author helps us learn to love John (the Grandfather) for who he is, and the story ma [...]


  • Nikki Smith

    The book Grandfather's Dance is meant for children in grades third through 6th. It has no pictures, and it is about a family and a wedding through the eyes of a young girl. The story is sad, and ends sadly but with symbolism. It shows the importance of family, and love and memories. The story is about a family who is coming back together in time for a wedding and with their grandfather who tells them many stories and cares deeply for the children and family. The story would be a good story for c [...]


  • Sharon

    GRANDFATHER'S DANCE concludes the five-book story of the Witting family. Fourth-grader Cassie Witting continues to write the family journal; this novel is narrated from her point of view. Caleb is away at school. Wedding preparations have begun for Anna and Justin. Grandfather, a beloved family member, spends much of his time with baby Jack, his special pal. Sarah's aunts and brother are coming from Maine to assist with wedding plans. This novel presents moments of great joy with a bittersweet c [...]


  • Katie Fitzgerald

    In Grandfather’s Dance, the baby, Jack, is now a toddler, and his closest friend is his grandfather (first introduced in Caleb’s Story), whom he calls Boppa. The family is amused by Jack’s similarities to Boppa, and by the fact that he never listens to anyone else who tries to discipline him or correct his behavior. In this book, which concludes the series, the family buys a car, the aunts from Maine come for a visit, Anna marries long-time beau, Justin, and everyone suffers an unexpected [...]


  • Molly

    In the final installment of the Sarah, Plain and Tall series Cassie narrates yet again as the family comes together for Anna's wedding. Cassie now has a younger brother, Jack, and they both love bonding with their grandfather. However, as his health fails they both learn how to enjoy loved ones while you can.This was a lovely conclusion to a beautiful series. It once again touches upon themes of family. This time it explores loss and how children deal with that. I am going to miss the Witting fa [...]


  • Jennifer Spiegel

    I'll stop with the kids' books in August. I know my friends are worried. What's next? YA? NOT.This is the last in the SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL series. Now, we're going to have to resort to the TV movies. After all, they're with Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. Here's my big assessment of the entire five book series, which consists of five easy-to-read (2nd grade level?) short books that are post-"Little House on the Prairie" but by only a little time: This prose is way better than what most kids [...]


  • Heidi-Marie

    The last of the "Sarah" books. Just as good as the other 4. Sweet. Simply written. Great for children. The only downside is for the adult readers (like me) who know the series and get tired with he characters always "remember when-ing" of events that happened in the previous books. I remember that, I'd rather hear more of the story. A good book to read only a couple of weeks after losing two of my own grandparents.


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