Tito Puente, Mambo King/tito Puente, Rey Del Mambo

Hardcover | March 5, 2013

byMonica Brown

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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 López bring the remarkable story of this talented legend to life in this Pura Belpré Honor Book. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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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 tr...

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Meet Tito Puente—the King of Mambo.Tum Tica!From musical prodigy on the streets of Harlem to five-time Grammy Award winner, Tito's life was full of rhythm. Drums and claves, saxophones and tambourines were all part of the fun.Tac Tic!Monica Brown and Rafael López, the award-winning creators of the Pura Belpré Honor Book my name is celi...

Monica Brown is the author ofPele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbolandSide by Side/Lado a ladoas well as the Pura Belpre Honor winnersMy Name is Celia/Me llamo CeliaandMy Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito. Monica lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters.Monica Brown es la autora dePele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.4 inPublished:March 5, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061227838

ISBN - 13:9780061227837

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Like so many of Brown’s biographies, Tito’s story introduces readers to a vibrant Latino figure. Award-winning illustrator López brings Tito’s story to life in vibrant acrylic salsa reds and oranges, which are splashed behind every shake of Tito’s hips and wink of his eyes.