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Dancing Hands

Dancing Hands

How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Book - 2019
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"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 the publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781481487405
Call Number: J B Carreano, Teresa ENG
Characteristics: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: López, Rafael 1961-- Illustrator
Bib Control Number: 1049528

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Teresa Carreño loved to play the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share her happiness. While still a little girl she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to ... Read More »

Beautiful biographical picture book about María Teresa Carreño Garcia de Sena. Teresa, also known as Piano Girl, is musically gifted and the gift provides solace and comfort as turmoil in Venezuela causes her family to flee to the United States.


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Nov 20, 2020

This is definitely one of the most beautifully illustrated children's books I've seen with words to match. Compares music to the power of jaguars and the shimmering of hummingbirds. This is a true story.

DCLkids Aug 07, 2020

A Great Books for Great Kids staff pick 2020. Experience the true story of Teresa, whose beautiful piano-playing caught the attention of President Lincoln. Grades 1-3.

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