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Dancing hands : how Teresa Carre�no played the piano for President Lincoln / Margarita Engle ; Rafael L�opez.

By: Engle, Margarita [author.].
Contributor(s): L�opez, Rafael, 1961- [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]Copyright date: �2019Edition: First edition.Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781481487405; 148148740X.Subject(s): Carre�no, 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 | Carre�no, Teresa, 1853-1917 | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Pianists | United StatesGenre/Form: Biography. | Juvenile works. | Biographies. | Picture books.DDC classification: 786.2092 | B Awards: Pura Belpr�e Illustrator Award, 2020Summary: As a little girl, Teresa Carre�no 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?
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As a little girl, Teresa Carre�no 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?

Ages 4-8.

Pura Belpr�e Illustrator Award, 2020

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