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Dancing Hands : How Teresa Carreno Played The Piano For President Lincoln

by Margarita Engle


In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez tell the story of Teresa Carreno, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. As a little girl, Teresa Carreno 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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Copyright year 2019
ISBN-13 9781481487405
ISBN-10 148148740X
Class Copyright
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 11 MB
Number of Pages 40
Language ENG
Shelf No. NC897
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-8
Lexile NC1260L
Curriculums Chicago Skyline Trademarks