The Girl Who Heard the Music: How One Pianist and 85,000 Bottles and Cans Brought New Hope to an Island

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About the Author

Mahani Teave is an award-winning concert pianist and environmental activist from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). She holds a master's degree from the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, has won numerous international music competitions, and her debut album, Rapa Nui Odyssey, launched as number one on the Billboard Classical charts. She is one of the founders of Toki Rapa Nui, a nonprofit dedicated to the island's ecological and cultural preservation. She lives with her family on Rapa Nui, where she leads the Rapa Nui School for Music and the Arts.

Marni Fogelson is a children's book author, lifestyle writer, and nonprofit professional. She has an insatiable love for reading and believes that books have a tremendous power to make us better humans. Marni lives with her husband, two children, and a very loud and affectionate hound in Philadelphia.

Marta Álvarez Miguéns is a self-taught children's illustrator. She was born in a small town in Galicia, Spain, and currently lives in La Coruña, Spain. She is the illustrator of Shark Lady (written by Jess Keating), which was named a 2018 Best STEM Book by the Children's Book Council as well as a Best STEM Book by the National Science Teachers Association.


" Accompanied by vibrant, delightful visuals, this upbeat and fascinating story will leave readers feeling as though they, too, can make a difference when it comes to helping the planet." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Inspiration abounds... [with] cultural details in almost every scene... excellent back matter" -- Booklist
"Writing with Fogelson in third-person prose, Teave tells the story of her own path to musical success and her eventual conservation work at home on Rapa Nui, island site of the world-famous moai." -- Publishers Weekly
""Features colorful illustrations throughout, many pages showcasing the beauty of music." -- Youth Services Book Review, STARRED Review" -- Youth Services Book Review, STARRED Review