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The Resource Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln, Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln, Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Label
Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln
Title
Dancing hands
Title remainder
how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. 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?
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engle, Margarita
Dewey number
  • 786.2092
  • B
Index
no index present
Intended audience
P-3
LC call number
ML3930.C2635
LC item number
E55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
López, Rafael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carreño, Teresa
  • Pianists
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln, Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky292207678
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged);
Isbn
9781481487405
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 08/19
Label
Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln, Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky292207678
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged);
Isbn
9781481487405
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 08/19

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