Dancing Hands by Margarita Engle

Dancing Hands

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell 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 re...

Details Dancing Hands

TitleDancing Hands
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherAtheneum Books for Young Readers
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Music, Nonfiction, History, Biography

Reviews Dancing Hands

  • 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 country of Venezuela only to come to the United states to become immersed in our own civil war. I found everything about this book fascinating. My only...
  • 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 coexist and create music out of our joys & sorrows.
  • Lorie Barber
    The glorious marriage of lyrical words and vibrant illustrations makes this biography about bravery & hope one of the best picture books of the year. Bravo, Margarita Engle & Rafael López!!!
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Beautiful words for a beautiful story.
  • Quetzalli Luera
    The illustrations are gorgeous, the writing is okay.
  • Lisa D
    What a beautiful seldom heard story. Loved it! beautifully illustrated!
  • Edward Sullivan
    The story of Teresa Carreño, a Venezuelan child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. The highlight here are the glorious illustrations by Rafael López.