Library:ADCLP/Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra

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Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra / Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.


A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.


African Americans, Biography, Duke Ellington, Jazz musicians

Reading Levels

Ages 5 - 9 / Kindergarten - Grade 3


  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award (honor), 1999
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1999

Publication History

  • New York : Hyperion, 1998. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm. ISBN 0786821507 (lib. bdg.) 0786801786