Duke Ellington: the piano prince and his orchestra

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Hyperion Books for Children, Apr 30, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
The Kinks defied the rigid hierarchy of British society to create a new wave, and then next wave, of rock and roll. The band has stayed front and center of transatlantic rock music for an incredible three decades. Here co-founder Dave Davies reveals all-- about the band, the scene--including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Who--and his brother Ray in a painfully honest, sometimes euphoric autobiography. photo insert.

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I liked reading this book for many reasons. I liked the repetitive language that was shown throughout the story. Over and over again the phrase, "umpy-dump" was written. This is what Duke would use ... Read full review

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See more @ The Indigo Quill . blogspot . com First I'd like to point out what a fine-looking couple the author and illustrator are! You know you're blessed when your soulmate's calling in life ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY is the author of many award-winning picture books, including the critically acclaimed" Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters", which won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. She has also collaborated with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney, on several books, including Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra and Sleeping Cutie. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.

Brian Pinkney is one of the most celebrated talents in children's publishing. In his career he has won two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King medal, a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award, and three Coretta Scott King Honors. For Simon & Schuster he illustrated "The Faithful Friend, " which won the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor, "Sukey and the Mermaid, " which won the Coretta Scott King Honor, and "The Adventures of Sparrowboy, " which won the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, New York -- which is where this story takes place.