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Ada's Violin - by Susan Hood (Hardcover)

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  • From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.
  • 4-8 Years
  • 10.2" x 10.3" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, People & Places

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About the Book



The true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.



Book Synopsis



From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.

Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada--and her town--forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.



Review Quotes




"Comport's complex, digitally enhanced collages combine acrylics, drawing, and layered typographic elements, conveying both the oppressive omnipresence of garbage and the functional beauty of the handcrafted instruments. . . . Pair with the suggested video links to experience the music of a remarkable, resilient cultural community. "--Kirkus Reviews

"The mixed-media collages are a particular effective medium for this true story, layering images of Ada and the orchestra over the landfill. The nuances of the subject may strike a stronger chord with adults rather than children, but the interesting visuals and the underlying message of hope and perseverance should help this find an audience."--Booklist

Recipient of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award

* "Comport (Love Will See You Through) employs a vibrant collage technique...to form colorful, almost ethereal backdrops. . .[An] uplifting, instructive story."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

*"A virtuoso piece of nonfiction, gloriously told and illustrated."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

"The illustrations, compilations of torn paper, paint, and pen and ink illustrations, add to the feeling of being within the landfill, and are a beautiful representation of the location...Highly Recommended."--School Library Connection



About the Author



Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Ada's Violin, Alias Anna, Harboring Hope, The Last Straw, Lifeboat 12, and Shaking Things Up. Susan is the recipient of the E.B. White Honor Award, two Christopher Awards, the Américas Award, the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, and the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, given to "a distinguished work of nonfiction that serves as an inspiration to young people." In addition to winning many state reading awards, Susan's books have been named a National Jewish Book Awards finalist, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book, a NCTE Notable Poetry Book, a NSTA Best Stem Book of the Year, an Amazon Teachers' Pick, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Visit her at SusanHoodBooks.com.

Sally Wern Comport has illustrated numerous picture books and novels, including Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (as told by his niece); Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure; Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore; and the Spy Mice series. She has also translated her picture making skills to various large-scale public, private, and institutional artworks. Sally lives with her husband and two daughters in Annapolis, Maryland, where she operates Art at Large Inc. Learn more at ArtAtLargeInc.com.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.2 Inches (H) x 10.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Susan Hood
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 50813263
UPC: 9781481430951
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-8895
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 10.3 inches width x 10.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.2 pounds
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