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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by [Margarita Engle, Rafael López]
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* “Engle's free verse whirls and twirls, playful and vivacious, while López's vivid, colorful artwork elevates this story to heavenly heights. Like a concerto for the heart.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review )

“Lyrical, imagery-rich text . . . Patterned mixed-media illustrations use color to evoke the lushness of Venezuela, the darkness of war, and the beauty of music. Concluding with a historical note, the biography’s vibrant images and language form a melodious composition.” (Booklist )

"López’s swirling colors, soaring birds, and scattered notes conjure music’s transportive powers amid the countries’ war-torn landscapes, complementing Engle’s text, and building 'hymns . . . shimmered like hummingbirds.'" (Publishers Weekly )

"Engle’s writing shines through powerful descriptions and connections between music and feelings. López’s vivid illustrations expertly alternate between lush, vibrant hues, and gray, muted depictions of darker times; they evoke characters and historical settings with absorbing detail." (Horn Book Magazine )

"Author and illustrator are well paired in this interesting narrative. Darks and lights, whether representing world events or the colors of the piano keys, are recurring themes that Engle cleverly entwines in her at times poetic writing. López’s illustrations practically leap from the page as they mirror the tone of events—bright and beautiful when the story is light; dark, drab, and gray when echoing conflict." (School Library Journal )

About the Author

Margarita Engle is the Cuban American author of many books including the verse novels Your Heart, My Sky; With a Star in My Hand; The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner; and The Lightning Dreamer. Her verse memoirs include Soaring Earth and Enchanted Air, which received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture books include Drum Dream Girl; Dancing Hands; and The Flying Girl. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com.

Rafael López was born and raised in Mexico, a place that has always influenced the vivid colors and shapes in his artwork. He now creates community-based mural projects around the world and illustrates acclaimed children’s books including The Day You BeginBravo!, Drum Dream Girl We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands, Book Fiesta!, and Dancing Hands. Rafael divides his time between Mexico and California. Visit him at RafaelLopez.com.

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  • ASIN : B07P6F7MGC
  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Publication date : August 27, 2019
  • Language : English
  • File size : 24497 KB
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  • Print length : 40 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Illustrations!
By Clarke on June 6, 2020
This story has a great message! It mentions the war, death, and sadness that Teresa experienced and saw others go through, but, she saw beauty in music. She saw how it could help life the spirits of others. The illustrations were just gorgeous! So excited to share this book with my class!
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