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Drummer Boy of John John by Mark Greenwood
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Drummer Boy of John John

by Mark Greenwood

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Drummer boy of John John is a children's book about a boy named Winston and his experience in celebrating carnival living in Trinidad. I loved this book. I thought that the illustrations were fantastic, they were bright and colorful and did an excellent job at depicting the culture of the island of Trinidad. The illustrations contain just fun details and aid in bringing the words to live in an exciting way. Another reason why I loved this book is because of the characters. The main Character Winston is very relatable because he is just a fun loving kid who wants to enjoy his holiday with his family. Overall this book is an excellent account of the holiday of Carnival, as well as the culture of Trinidad.
  jessclark | Dec 15, 2016 |
This book is a very exciting read! It features so many different types of music and food which inspires the reader. I would love to share this with students.
  emilyauer | Nov 17, 2015 |
I love all the music and the food that is in this book! Very exciting!
  Madison_DeWeerdt | Dec 4, 2014 |
A story about a little boy celebrating carnival in a town called John,John Trinidad. It talks about the food and music of the festival.
  Karen_Curtis_Wood | Oct 23, 2013 |
A young boy makes music to celebrate Carnival in Trinidad. A story inspired by the life of Winston "Spree" Simon (1930-1976), the inventor of the steel drum. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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"A story inspired by events in the boyhood of Winston "Spree" Simon, a pioneer in the development of the steel drum, in which he discovers he can create tunes by banging on discarded cans. Includes author's note, glossary, and sources"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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