Tito Puente, Mambo King

Tito Puente, Rey Del Mambo
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.


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.

Authors: Brown, Monica, 1969-
Statement of Responsibility: By Monica Brown ; Illustrated by Rafael Lopez ; Translated by Adriana Dominguez
Title: Tito Puente, Mambo King
Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Other Language: In English and Spanish
Subject Headings: Puente, Tito, 1923-2000 Salsa musicians United States Biography Bilingual books
Topical Term: Salsa musicians
Bilingual books
Additional Contributors: López, Rafael 1961-
Dominguez, Adriana
Brown, Monica 1969-
Alternate Title: Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo
LCCN: 2012025493
ISBN: 9780061227837
Branch Call Number: J B Puente B
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