Esquivel: Space-Age Sound Artist

Pura Belpré Honor Book

ALA Notable Children's Book

Junior Library Guild Selection 

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan's space-age lounge music--popular in the fifties and sixties--has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh's fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel's spirit to life.