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Tito Puente, Mambo King

Tito Puente, Rey Del Mambo

Brown, Monica, 1969-

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Tito Puente, Mambo King
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Baker & Taylor
A celebration of the life and music of the man known as the "King of the Mambo" and the "Godfather of Salsa" covers his boyhood in New York and his years as a musician and bandleader, and highlights the pleasure he gave listeners.

HARPERCOLL

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.



Publisher: New York, NY :, Rayo, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061227837
0061227838
Branch Call Number: J B Puente B
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: López, Rafael 1961-, Illustrator
Dominguez, Adriana Translator
Brown, Monica (Tito Puente, mambo king) 1969-, Author
Alternate Title: Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

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