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Under the Mambo Moon
by Julia Durango and Fabricio Vanden Broeck


Overview - On summer nights Marisol helps out in Papi's music store. As customers come and go, they share memories of the Latin music and dance of their various homelands, expressed in a dazzling array of poetry. The diversity of Latin American music is brought to life in poems that swivel, sway, and sizzle with the rhythms of merengue, vallenatos, salsa, and samba.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On summer nights Marisol helps out in Papi's music store. As customers come and go, they share memories of the Latin music and dance of their various homelands, expressed in a dazzling array of poetry. The diversity of Latin American music is brought to life in poems that swivel, sway, and sizzle with the rhythms of merengue, vallenatos, salsa, and samba.
Back matter includes a map, author's note, and further information about the musical heritage of Latin America.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570917233
  • ISBN-10: 157091723X
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Publish Date: July 2011
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-11
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 6.39 x 0.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.63 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Music - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Performing Arts - Dance

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-04-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

In understated verse, a girl named Marisol explores the role that music plays in her Latino community, introducing the people who visit her father's music store ("Papi says you can/ read people's souls/ by the music/ they listen to"). Grainy grayscale scenes inside the store alternate with kinetic acrylic and colored-pencil tableaus, placed opposite the visitors' monologues. Mr. and Mrs. Mayer strike a sinuous tango pose ("our legs/ swivel and/ turn like/ an electric/ taffy pull"), while Liliana, with "thin shoulders slumped/ under the weight of a full backpack," comes alive when salsa dancing with Rubén: "my troubles leave me/ like a flock of twitchy birds/ flying south for the season." A vivid mingling of poetry, narrative, and art. Ages 8–11. (July)

 
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