Miguel and the Grand Harmony

Miguel and the Grand Harmony

Book - 2017
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La Música exists in many places and brings color and life wherever she goes, connecting people to a grand harmony. When La Música discovers a boy with longing in his heart and no music in his home, she vows to help him find his passion. This jacketed picture book pairs Newbery Winner Matt de la Pena and Pixar artist Ana Ramirez with the highly anticipated Pixar Studios film, Coco. Featuring a beautiful original story based on the characters of the film, as well as vibrant stylized artwork.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781484781494
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ramírez, Ana


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HCLPreK_learning Apr 28, 2016

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Newbery Medal Winner Matt de la Pena ("Last Stop on Market Street") and Disney Press team up to bring readers this tale inspired by the film "Coco." Narrated by a small sprite that comes into existence at the sound of music, readers are first shown all the important life miles... Read More »

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Mar 08, 2020

My two-year-old is obsessed with this book!
I keep renewing it but might need to buy it. He's a huge musical instrument fan and calls this one "the guitar book".

IndyPL_SteveB Nov 15, 2018

A sweet and eloquent picture book, inspired by the first part of the terrific Disney/Pixar film *Coco*. De la Peña is the Newbery-winning author of *Last Stop on Market Street* and Ramírez is a Pixar animator. "La Música", the spirit of music and harmony, moves through the town, inspiring the singers and musicians, when she sees a boy who is impoverished by his lack of music. His family refuses to participate in or even to listen to music. La Música secretly inspires Miguel to repair a broken guitar and find a hideout to practice. The boy becomes part of "a Grand Harmony".

If you liked *Coco* or just think music is important, this would be a nice one to read with your young ones. It might also make a good intro for children who haven't seen *Coco* yet. Because of the author, this is miles ahead of the usual movie-connected picture book.

Nov 21, 2017

Discover that for those with the music in them, the spirit of music finds them and helps make a way for them to play. Even a broken guitar can be a blessing to someone who really wants to play. An colourful and inspiring book for the young aspiring musician with gorgeous illustrations.


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