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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review - Duke Elllington's Nutcracker Suite by Anna Celenza









Title: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
Series: N/A
Author: Anna Celenza
Genre: Children’s Book, Non- Fiction Picture Book
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Received: From Publicist for Review
Release Date:  July 2011
Pages: 32
Rating:


What is it About?

Jazz extraordinaire Duke Ellington’s vision for a jazz version of the famous Nutcracker Suite. Included is a cd of the Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.

My Thoughts:

The art has a very free flowing feeling like listening to Jazz.   The colors are bright, vivacious and fun to follow.

The story is not one with much action but imagination.  It is fun to read the words of how Duke Ellington and his jazz entourage might have been told to play the musical suite in jazz form.  Even while reading it without listening to the cd you can hear the music and feel it.  I think that is what Jazz is all about.



Website:

Anna Celenza Official Website
http://www.annacelenza.com/

10 comments:

Tea said...

What a cute book, I would like to have it for my granddaughter. It's nice to have a cd along with the story. Enjoyed your review.

Susan said...

Just found you via Twitter. Fun blog!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Hi Shannon! If you're still participating in the read-a-thon, be sure to link up at the sign in post so you will be eligible for all the giveaways. Here's the link: http://castlemacabre.blogspot.com/2011/10/frightful-fall-read-thon-information.html

I have you in the sign up linky, but not the starting line sign-in linky.


I draw the next two participant winners at midnight (CST) tonight.

Hope you're still with us!

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