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.
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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.