Finding the Music = En Pos de la Musica
Finding the Music = En Pos de la Musica

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Annotation: When Reyna accidentally breaks Abuelito's vihuela--a small guitar-like instrument--she ventures into the neighborhood determined to find someone who can help repair it. Along the way, she hears memories of Abuelito and his wonderful music.
Catalog Number: #130923
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Illustrator: Alarcao, Renato,
Pages: 40
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock (Limited Quantities Available)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-89239-291-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-95876-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-89239-291-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-95876-0
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2013041044
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
School Library Journal
Gr 24 Torres, winner of the 2011 Lee & Low Books New Voices Award, here offers readers a charming bilingual story that showcases the power of music as an intergenerational unifier. Every weekend, Reyna hangs out at her mom's restaurant reading and enjoying the diverse cast of customers. One day, she accidentally breaks her grandfather's precious vihuela that was hanging one of the restaurant's wall. Reyna then embarks on a journey to fix her abuelo's beloved instrument, while learning about his legacy, the impact of music, and community engagement. Throughout each page and Reyna's conversations with different community members, her abuelo's presence can be felt. The realistic illustrations enhance the warmth of the tale, and allows readers to see character's expressions and feelings. An author's note is included. VERDICT A rich addition for those who enjoy music and its influence in community and family unity. Sujei Lugo, Boston Public Library, MA
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School Library Journal (Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2015)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 1,306
Reading Level: 3.5
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 173913 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.8 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q66091
Lexile: AD660L

When Reyna accidentally breaks Abuelito's vihuela--a small guitar-like instrument--she ventures out into the neighborhood determined to find someone who can help her repair it. No one can fix the vihuela, but along the way Reyna gathers stories and mementos of Abuelito and his music. Still determined, Reyna visits the music store, where the owner gives her a recording of Abuelito's music and promises that they can fix the vihuela together. Reyna realizes how much she's learned about Abuelito, his influence in the community, and the power of his music. She returns to her family's restaurant to share Abuelito's gifts with Mama and is happier still finally to hear the sweet sounds of Abuelito's music for herself. With lively illustrations by Renato Alarcao, the tradition of mariachi music comes to life in this bilingual story. Winner of Lee & Low's New Voices Award, Finding the Music is a heartwarming tale of family, community, and the music that brings them all together.

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