Tito Puente, Mambo King

Tito Puente, Mambo King

Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

Book - 2013 | Spanish
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In this vibrant bilingual picture book biography of musician Tito Puente, readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life. Tito Puente loved banging pots and pans as a child, but what he really dreamed of was having his own band one day. From Spanish Harlem to the Grammy Awards--and all the beats in between--this is the true life story of a boy whose passion for music turned him into the "King of Mambo."

Award-winning author-illustrator duo Monica Brown and Rafael L#65533;pez bring the remarkable story of this talented legend to life in this Pura Belpr#65533; Honor Book. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Publisher: New York, NY : Rayo, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061227837
Branch Call Number: SPANISH j 781.63 PUENTE 2013
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo


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Bilingual (Spanish/English), vibrant, and rich in colors and culture. Both informational and joyous, would pair well with some music, of course.

Fully bilingual bright story about Ernest Anthony Puente Jr. ( Tito), "Godfather of Salsa and "King of Mambo" . Tito's fame crossed musical and national borders, but it all started in Spanish Harlem...

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Jan 31, 2014

Bright and colorful, sure to delight children of all backgrounds. Especially Spanish. The bilingual book takes you on a journey of Tito Puento was/is. Brief biography of his story that reads simply yet interestingly. It also has an unique illustrative journey. You won't even realize you're learning history with this book.. Worth your time to read.


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