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You won't want to get off Dick Golden radio hostWhen this marvelously evocative novel finds a home in the school curriculum kids across America will be downloading Duke Jack BradleyExcellent command of voice period and ethnic dialect clear love and in depth knowledge of Ellington and his band Alexandria LaFaye author of The KeeningNine year old Danny stows away on Duke Ellington's train one Georgia night Through Danny's eyes we meet some of America's finest musicians as he accompanies them on th My son bugged me to read this and I couldn t stop From page one with a mysterious gypsy fortune teller in Paris in 1937 to the last page Riding on Duke

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Riding on Dukes Train

Duke used to say that the individual sound of a musician revealed his soul Mick Carlon is a 'soul' storyteller Nat Hentoff author of Jazz CountryA ripping good yarn Plunges the reader into the world of Duke Ellington and the America of 1939 Brian Morton author of The Penguin Guide to JazzWonderfully convincing and authentic characterizations A thoroughly enjoyable read Dan Morgenstern author of Living with Jazz We encounter not only Duke's genius but his character and humanity This is one train I m 34th into Mick s book which is excellent on all counts I love the Characters and the intrigue Mick creates I can t wait to get back to this book and

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Eir 1939 European tour when the train was briefly held in Germany Says Nat Hentoff I knew Duke Ellington for twenty five years The Ellington in this book is the man I knewMick Carlon is a twenty seven year veteran Englishjournalism high and middle school teacher A lifelong jazz fan he regularly plays jazz in his classroom and has turned hundreds of students into jazz fans He says If young people are simply exposed to the music and stories of these American artists they will make a friend for lif From page one this novel grabbed me If you enjoy Duke Ellington jazz or simply a fun well told story you will love Riding on Duke s Train My granddaught


10 thoughts on “Riding on Dukes Train

  1. says:

    I'm 34th into Mick's book which is excellent on all counts I love the Characters and the intrigue Mick creates I can't wait to get back to this book and finish it I call him Mick because I met him at the Rain Taxi Book Festival in Minneapolis He is truly a gentleman and a scholar an excellent writer and now a

  2. says:

    For two days this book took over my spare time I feel like I've traveled with young Danny Duke Ellington Rex Ivie Rabbit and all the gang across the America and Europe of 1939 Like Mick Carlon's Travels With Louis this book is centered around a jazz figure But this is a different book of an adventure story Youn

  3. says:

    Riding on Duke's Train is a REALLY GREAT BOOK It's written as a middle grade novel but definitely holds the attention of adults Enter the world of Danny as he hitches a ride on Duke's train and you won't be disappointed It inspired me to look

  4. says:

    I read the author's Travels With Louis first and loved it so I was excited to read Riding on Duke's Train From the first page with a Parisian gypsy fortune teller to the last page in a uiet Irish glade this novel takes the reader on an amazin

  5. says:

    What a fun story I felt like the narrator Danny himself as he climbs aboard the train and plays poker with Ivie Anderson and Johnny Hodges As a boy I dreamed of playing with Duke but did not have the talent Through reading this book I had the chance to travel with the Ellington Band My favorite character was Rex always writing always playing music on his horn So many great scenes the characters being chased by Nazis the

  6. says:

    My son bugged me to read this and I couldn't stop From page one with a mysterious gypsy fortune teller in Paris

  7. says:

    From page one this novel grabbed me If you enjoy Duke Ellington jazz or simply a fun well told story you will love Riding on Duke's Train My granddaughter came home from school talking endlessly about this novel so I had to check it out As usual my granddaughter knows what she's talking about Riding on Duke's Train even has the young lady listening to jazz something I never thought possible I highly recommend this novel to anyone

  8. says:

    Simply enchanting Word is that the Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman is making a feature length film of this marvelous novel and it will be something to see I recommend Riding on Duke's Train with great en

  9. says:

    Like the same author's Travels With Louis I credit this novel with inspiring my sons to read Not only that but to listen to jazz Both of my sons did not like to read until they discovered Riding on Duke's Train it is one exciting and fun ride Check it out Both of my sons are now asking for recommendations for other books to read Mi

  10. says:

    Man Talk about a time machine This book takes the reader by the brain and doesn't let go If you love Duke and his musician