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Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln  Cover Image Book Book

Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln / Margarita Engle ; Rafael López.

Engle, Margarita, (author.). López, Rafael, 1961- (illustrator.).

Summary

Summary:

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too -- the Civil War. Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata. So famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa's music bring comfort to those who needed it most? -- From dust jacket.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781481487405
  • ISBN: 148148740X
  • ISBN: 9781713700913
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Contents / Notes

Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
NC1260L lexile
Sentence length: 5 (very hard) Word frequency: 1 (very easy) lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 5.5 0.5.
Awards Note:
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, 2020
Subject: Carreño, Teresa, 1853-1917 > Juvenile literature.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Juvenile literature.
Pianists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Gifted children > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Child musicians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Venezuelan Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Juvenile literature.
Women pianisists > United States > Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Music.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural, Ethnic & Regional.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > People & Places > United States > Hispanic & Latino.
Carreño, Teresa, 1853-1917.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Pianists.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.
Biographies.
Picture books.

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