An exuberantly illustrated true story about innovation, community, and the power of music.In Cateura, Paraguay, a town built on a landfill, music teacher Favio Chavez longed to help the families livin
The Horn Book Magazine
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"An inspiring picture book that demonstrates how environmentalism and the arts can unite to bring joy to an entire community."
“Like a dose of pure inspiration.”
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is the author of the picture book biography A Voice for the Spirit Bears
(Kids Can) and the Bears Make the Best Buddies series (Capstone). She is the founder of the Booking Biz, an agency that brings children's authors and illustrators to schools, libraries, and special events. Carmen lives in Round Rock, Texas, with her family. Visit her website at carmenoliver.com
or follow her on Twitter @carmenoliver.Luisa Uribe
has illustrated many books for children, including Your Name Is a Song
(Innovation Press), Areli Is a Dreamer
(Random House), and Dear Earth.From Your Friends in Room 5
(HarperCollins). In 2018, her work on The Vast Wonder of the World
(Millbrook) received the Society of Illustrators Dilys Evans Founder's Award. Luisa lives in Bogotá , Colombia, where she enjoys drawing, reading, and chasing her cat around the house. Visit Luisa's website at luisauribe.com
or follow her on Instagram at @lupencita.