DANCING HANDS: How Teresa Carreo Played the Piano for President Lincoln.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Atheneum, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautifully illustrated book that tells how Teresa Carreo (1853-1917), a ten year old girl who played piano for Abraham Lincoln in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. A revolution in Venezuela had forced her family to flee to the United States, but although Teresa felt lonely at first in New York City. , she soon realized the power her music had to give a few moments peace or happiness to others. SIGNED by Engle on the title page. Every page is a double spread of colorful paintings by the Mexican American artist Rafael Lopez. Historical note. Named by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Picture Book of 2019. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1481487405.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)