Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.3 X 10.2 X 0.4 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781481430951

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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.

Reviews

"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
*"A virtuoso piece of nonfiction, gloriously told and illustrated."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
* "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
Recipient of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award
"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
"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