Drummer Boy of John John

Publisher: Lee & Low

Review

Excitement is mounting on the island of John John; carnival time is approaching and everyone is excited. The Roti King has promised best band in the parade some of his famous rotis - folded pancakes filled with chicken and a mouth-watering blend of herbs and spices - and bands are enthusiastically practising.

Only Winston is downhearted; he loves roti, but he isn't in a band. But then he makes an amazing discovery in the junkyard: all the pots, pans and tins make different noises. Soon he can play a tune, and the junkyard steel band is born. But can they beat the other bands - and win the delicious rotis?

The vibrant colours and swinging sounds of Trinidad resound through this story of musical invention and enjoyment

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