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And I'm so excited about Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist, my new book about Mexican musician, bandleader, and stereo sound pioneer Juan Garcia Esquivel. See that snazzy guy with the telescope? Yep, that's Esquivel, pictured on one of his albums of weird, wild, wonderful music that's totally out of this world!


Award-winning artist Duncan Tonatiuh illustrated the book using his fun, fabulous style based on ancient Mexican art. Esquivel! is available in both English and Spanish editions, brought to you by the fine folks at Charlesbridge Publishing. It’s a 2016 Junior Library Guild Selection and is racking up some very exciting raves, including School Library Journal’s coveted starred review (details at my blog). 

Hope you’ll check Esquivel! out—I know you’ll dig it!

Meanwhile, learn more about Esquivel! and sample his crazy-cool sound at EsquivelBook.com!

“A beautiful addition to music biography collections for upper elementary students.” School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“A lively introduction to a somewhat obscure and profoundly innovative musical figure.” Kirkus Reviews

“Incorporates enough sound effects to make Esquivel proud.” Booklist

“As Wood and Tonatiuh demonstrate in this picture-book biography, being part of Juan Garcia Esquivel fandom could be insanely cool.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

© Susan Wood 2016