I think I like this book better in theory than in reality. It feels too long. For a fairly simple story it feels like it drags. The choice of moment is excessive and a bit meandering. The ideas are worth considering, though.
A graphic novel based off of a true story and in an interesting style. The eye catching sketch-like illustrations gives a mute tone until a surprising burst of color is presented. The story is at first very melancholy before things start to pick up in a motivational way.
I do wish more color was added in the eye popping way it was for the first gift of the hand crafted violin. The gray tones are subtle and that burst of color provided an inspiring growth throughout the story.
A beautiful story about music. A perfect inspiring and lighthearted children’s novel. I lived the art style and how the recycled guitar was the only colored thing (besides black and white shading).
A short but warm story.
Although the making of instruments is not as easy as it illustrated, you can create music with everything you want nearby.
Music should be approchable and playful.
Another Band's Treasure is an inspiring graphic novel based on a true story set in a Paraguayan village where residents create a children's band using recycled materials. The rustic artwork is simple yet effective, and the story highlights the power of music, community, and creativity.
However, some readers may find certain portrayals problematic or filled with negative stereotypes. Despite this, the book remains captivating and emphasizes the importance of education and the transformative power of music. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the e-ARC of this book. I think it will be widely appealing to my students. The format, and presentation tell a story they're familiar with in a style they love.
The art style was really unique, unlike any graphic novel I've read before. I liked the coloring style too, with only a few objects being highlighted in color, like the violin. I loved that this was based on a true story, and that the back of the book gave information about how to learn more about the real orchestra the book was based on. I'd recommend this to my students and to school librarians.
This is a graphic novel that introduces the story of the recycled orchestra of Paraguay. It is an interesting story and I like that the violin is in color while the rest of the book is in black and white, but I wish there were more to the story. I don't really feel like I get to know the people. My students will read this book simply because it is a graphic novel and that is fine. I'm glad they will be introduced to it, but I think I prefer the story Ada's Violin for content. My students will not understand that they people in this book are going to the dump to earn a living, and not just to find stuff to keep.
Another Band's Treasure is a treasure. I love this story. I had heard about the true story that this book is inspired by. Reading the book has made it all the more special. The best part about the book is the story. The art is good too. I love that when the violin is made, it is the only thing that is in color in the entire book. This is the story about a small town in Paraguay. There is no school so the children don't have anything to do. A local man decides that he wants to teach the children music. At first, he doesn't think children will come but then they show up. His class is so popular that there are not enough instruments. They make instruments out of garbage from the local dump.
I would read this story to my 3rd through 5th grade special education students. I recommend this book to anyone 3rd grade and up. It is a beautiful story of perseverance, kindness, and creativity.
Reading this book will definitely put a smile on your face.
My students will love the graphic novel format of this story. I read them the picture book and they’ll be excited to see this true story of recycling, courage, music, and perseverance that happened in Paraguay.
This was adorable. I’m a huge music freak and just seeing kids get so excited to make music with any little things that they have is amazing. Not to mention, seeing them and the community around them so supportive of one another and proud of themselves is precious.
A simple but true story about a small village in Paraguay who started a band for children using instruments made from recycled materials. Now they've played all over the world. The story is simple and all ages, but really nice even for adults. The art is rustic but that didn't ruin the nice story for me.
Based on the description of the story & marketing, I was under the impression that this would be a children's picture book. However, it is a graphic novel that is more appropriate for high school or adults with images of young children doing drugs in the alleyways in the panels. It also felt filled with stereotypes -- often negative -- of the community, which made me wonder if the author / illustrator had actually visited this community, spoken with its members, etc, or just written this based off hearsay. I really could not recommend for purchase due to these negative stereotypes.
This is a great story about the value of recycled items and how a community of children created musical instruments from recycling piles at the local dump site. It also gives a glimpse into Paraguayan culture and is told in graphic novel format which appeals to a broader group of readers.
What a cute story about children getting the music education they need using created and found instruments. I felt that this was such a simple story with a very powerful message about children in a lower socio-economic setting and their need for proper education. At one point, a child is told by an adult that music is for rich people....and my heart just shattered.The best part? It's inspired by a true story!
The illustrations weren't for me, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the story as a whole.