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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

$6.99

This stunning picture book biography is about one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, the king of the keys and jazz legend, Duke Ellington. As a child, he said piano made an umpy-dump sound that was headed nowhere worth following. But, years later, he heard the piano played a whole new way. People called the music “ragtime,” and soon the sound had Duke’s fingers riding the piano keys.

  • Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
  • Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor
  • Paperback
  • Includes Brian Pinkney autographed bookplate
  • Please pick the Grade and Teacher of your student for book delivery.