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Ada's Violin : The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

by Susan Hood


From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Rios grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chavez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada and her town forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation."

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Book Information

Copyright year 2016
ISBN-13 9781481430951
ISBN-10 1481430955
Class Copyright
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 8 MB
Number of Pages 40
Shelf No. KZ704
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-8
Lexile 820L