Knockin' on Wood

Knockin' on Wood

Starring Peg Leg Bates

Book - 2004
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Presents a picture book biography of Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates, an African American who lost his leg in a factory accident at the age of twelve and went on to become a world-famous tap dancer.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781584301707
Branch Call Number: EASY BARASCH
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Knocking on wood


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vernessa7 Jun 07, 2013

Tells about how much pegleg likes to dance by michael

Mallory_MPL Feb 28, 2011

A beautifully illustrated look at the life of "Peg Leg" Bates, an African American tap dancing legend. He lost his leg in a mill accident when he was 12 but didn't let his physical disability get in the way of his love of dance. He overcame obstacles in a time of racial segregation, and changed the meaning of the love of dance. An insiprational read for anyone who has ever danced, and those who did not let something stand in the way of their dreams.


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red_dolphin_98 Jul 16, 2013

red_dolphin_98 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 15

vernessa7 Jun 07, 2013

vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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vernessa7 Jun 07, 2013

Pegleg starts out working as a slave but later works at a factory and gets his leg stuck in a machine so he gets crutches but later gets a pegleg. by Michael


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vernessa7 Jun 07, 2013

Quoted by michael from book: "At the barber shop clayton danced for white folks who threw him penny and nickels. and he did what was called buck dancing not knowing it was really tap dancing.


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