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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

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    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 Young Dan an orphan climbs onto a tr

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    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 disap

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    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 amazing voyage I must confess that the story brought back nostalgic memories because my dear grandfather gone all these years was a devoted Ellington fan and Duke's music on 78s was alw

  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 a

  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 in 1937 to the last page Riding on Duke's Train takes the reader on a special voyage I didn't know much about Duke Ellington before reading this but now I've been downloading his music along with Johnny Hodges' Rex Stewart's and Django Reinhardt's A very special book that can open a new world of jazz to a reader I love

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    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

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    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 enthusiasm I can see why the jazz community is so excited about this novel and its companion Travels With Louis Carlon's books can turn on today's and future generations to America's greatest music Ja

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    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 Mick Carlon has lit a fire under them and interested them in well told stories I

  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 musicians or if you want to learn about Duke this is the place to start I love love love this book just as much as Travels With Louis But it's different because Duke was different from Pops Duke's mystery his music his genius it's all here I've always dreamed of playing with Duke's band in the 30s

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CHARACTERS ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Mick Carlon

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. 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 amazing voyage I must confess that the story brought back nostalgic memories because my dear grandfather gone all these years was a devoted Ellington fan and Duke s music on 78s was always playing in his home I enjoyed this novel so much that I immediately began it again something I rarely do So many books to get to you understand This time I took my time looking up many of the musicians on YouTube to see what they looked like You can find lovely clips of Ivie Anderson Johnny Rabbit Hodges Rex Stewart Cootie Williams and many of the other musicians described here My favorite part was the visit to Paris a city I ve been dreaming of visiting again I haven t been since 1967 Mick Carlon writes one of those sentences that stays with a reader at least this one It s a late night in April and Duke s band has just played a show to a sell out Parisian audience The narrator is a young boy named Danny Here it is The rain had stopped and the stars were bright over Paris and I don t think I ve ever known so perfect a moment Riding on Duke s Train is filled with such delightful descriptions all from the head of Danny an orphan who hitches a ride one night on a stopped train a train rented by Duke Danny is a marvelous creation observant curious and a bit cynical His friendship with Rex is especially affecting And the author s depiction of Duke is wonderful The maestro comes across as friendly generous but also a tad distant as if he enjoys putting the world on I m half way through my second reading and enjoying myself once again From Harlem in 1937 to the London and Paris of 1939 and even a terrifying run through the streets of Nazi controlled Hamburg Germany Riding on Duke s Train takes the reader by the hand and doesn t let go until the last page Once again I highly recommend this novel I m so glad to hear that it is being used in schools So many children can benefit from such a book

SUMMARY Riding on Dukes Train

Riding on Dukes Train

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. 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 Mick Carlon has lit a fire under them and interested them in well told stories I hope he has books to come

CHARACTERS ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Mick Carlon

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 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 friend Duke Ellington is so well developed and the boy Danny is a marvelous adventurous spirit I cannot think of one reason why kids and young adults would not enjoy this book and at the same time become acuainted with the wonderful world of jazz As soon as I finish this one I m starting TRAVELS WITH LOUIS Thanks for writing these books Mick They are much needed in our cultureFinished Riding on Dukes Train a few nights ago and it s a wonderful read The story is so clearly told and has adventures in it that I think everyone can enjoy Next I will read Travels with Louis Mick Carlon s other book for kids about jazz