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Dancing hands : a story of friendship in Filipino sign language  Cover Image Book Book

Dancing hands : a story of friendship in Filipino sign language / written by Joanna Que & Charina Marquez ; illustrated by Fran Alvarez ; translated by Karen Llagas.

Que, Joanna, (author.). Marquez, Charina, (author.). Alvarez, Fran (Illustrator), (illustrator.). Llagas, Karen, 1978- (translator.).


Sam is fascinated by her new neighbors and their ability to talk with their hands, and when she meets Mai, she starts to learn Filipino sign language so they can communicate. Includes dictionary of Philippine signs.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797213323
  • ISBN: 1797213326
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: Chronicle Books edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Illustrations for Filipino Sign Language on end papers.
"Originally published in the Philippines in 2020 by Adarna House and Room to Read." --title page verso.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-5. Chronicle Books.
Grades K-1. Chronicle Books.
AD460L Lexile.
Subject: Sign language > Juvenile fiction.
Philippine Sign Language > Juvenile fiction.
Filipino Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Deaf > Juvenile fiction.
People with disabilities > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center E QUE 2023 (Text) 0002206338275 Easy Picture Books Available -

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