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DANCING HANDS How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

by | Read by Almarie Guerra

Children Ages 4-6 • 14 mins. • Unabridged • © 2019

The magic of music enchants in this audio biography of world-renowned pianist Teresa Carreño's childhood. Almarie Guerra's gentle, reassuring narration transports the listener to Teresa's idyllic days playing the piano in Venezuela, followed by her flight from a revolution and arrival in New York City during the Civil War. Guerra beautifully voices Margarita Engle's lyrical prose and captures this little girl's courage in the face of adversity and determination to better the world through the unifying power of making music with her "dancing hands." Guerra's pacing is just right for admiring the companion picture book's stunning illustrations, or for simply listening to the subtle ambient sounds and captivating musical score throughout this inspirational story. A historical footnote provides further details on Carreño's lifetime achievements. S.A.A. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2019

CD ISBN 9781974982417 $19.99 • One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781974982394 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781974982424 $9.99

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