Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

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Description

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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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 260 x 262 x 9mm | 428g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0061227838
  • 9780061227837
  • 802,508

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Back cover copy

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 celia/me llamo celia, team up once again for another spectacular collaboration in this upbeat tribute to a musical legend.

Tum Tic!

Tom Tom!

Conoce a Tito Puente, el Rey del Mambo.

¡Tum Tica!

De prodigio musical en las calles de Harlem a ganador de cinco premios Grammy, la vida de Tito fue muy rítmica. Tambores y claves, saxófonos y panderetas siempre formaron parte de la diversión.

¡Tac Tic!

Monica Brown y Rafael López, los creadores del libro my name is celia/me llamo celia, el cual fue galardonado con el Honor Pura Belpré, se reúnen una vez más para crear otra colaboración espectacular en este alegre homenaje a una leyenda musical.

¡Tum Tic!

¡Tom Tom!
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Review quote

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.--ALA Booklist
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Rating details

396 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 32% (128)
4 44% (174)
3 21% (83)
2 3% (10)
1 0% (1)
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