Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

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...

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Title:Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
Author:Margarita Engle
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  • Katie
    The message is beautiful, the illustrations are beautiful, and the blending of history, culture, and the arts is why I’ll read anything by this author. My music students will love this story!...
  • Natalia Sylvester
    This book is so beautifully written & illustrated—the language leaps off the page as vibrantly as the illustrations, with a wonderful message of how courage, hope & kindness carry us far in difficult times. I love how the author explored the duality of light & darkness in life, the way they coe...
  • Sunday
    “When Teresa was a little girlin Venezuela, Mamá sang lullabieswhile Papá showed Teresita howto let her happy hands dance across all the beautiful dark and light keys of a piano.”Lopez’s astounding illustrations and Engle’s lyrical text make this book pure joy to read. Tere...
  • Julie Baker
    Dancing Hands:Text to textTeresa had a dream in life. She followed it by taking the time to nurture and train her skills so it would match her level of love and interest. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed created the same picture of love and dedication about Mae becoming an astronaut. Both of the bi...
  • Bookishrealm
    Dancing Hands..Wow...this was such an informative picture book. Honestly, before reading this book I had never heard of Teresa Carreno or that she played the piano for President Lincoln during the Civil War. I was amazed at how young and talented she was and how she had to escape war from her home c...
  • Ben Truong
    Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln is a children's picture book written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael Laopez. It is a biographical picture book of Teresa Carreño – a Venezuelan pianist.Mid-September to Mid-October, at least in my part o...
  • Cheryl Gladfelter
    I enjoyed the story and learning about Teresa Carreno, but the true star of this book is Rafael Lopez's illustrations. They are transcendentally beautiful and I notice something new every time I love at them....
  • June
    About Teresa a child pianist prodigy, whose family fled to America to escape war. In 1863, when she was ten, she was invited to the White House to play for the Lincolns.The story basically covers her first 10 years, but the Historical Note goes further stating how she only returned to Venezuela once...

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