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Mariel Escalante

Publication

“El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía”

Hometown

New York, NY

Bio

Mariel Escalante (b. Mexico City) is a writer, translator, and community interpreter and a NYC resident. Echoing Voices (2010), Desperate Hopes (2013) and El hilo de la memoria (2015) are poetry, prose and narrative collections that contain her first literary pieces in Spanish and English. She is a co-translator of the book Home at Word Up/En Casa en Word Up, a children’s picture book about a bookshop in northern Manhattan, the same bookshop where she oversees a weekly bilingual story time. Early in 2017, El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía was published, her most recent translated picture book.

About "El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía"

English
Young Austin begs his parents to play violin. But Austin doesn’t make time to practice until one night he is visited by the violin fairy who warns him that if he doesn’t practice his violin, it will shrink. Austin discovers that if he wants to sound good, he must practice. This heartwarming story teaches the benefits of hard work and attaining one’s goals The book includes 10 easy original songs for violin or voice. (Recommended for ages 4-8)

Spanish
El pequeño Austin ruega a sus padres le compren un violín. Pero Austin no hace tiempo para practicar hasta que una noche lo visita el hada de los violins quien le advierte que si no practica su violin se encogerá. Austin descubre que para sonar bien, él debe practicar. Esta encantadora historia enseña los beneficios de trabajar duro y de alcanzar metas propias. El libro incluye 10 sencillas canciones originales para violín o voz. (recomendado para edades de 4-8).