Author and Illustrator:
Mick Manning and Brita Granström
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The Beatles live on in this exciting new book for children. Told in colourful fun cartoon frames, this factually correct account follows the ‘Fab Fours’ history from their school days to independent careers after The Beatles disbanded.
Why did the US crime rate drop to an all-time low when The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show? Why did John Lennon returned his MBE to Buckingham Palace?
Read about John’s Liverpool childhood, his rebellious school years and how he got his first guitar. Friendships and band members are lost and gained until the group we know as The Beatles is crystallized.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star start a music craze which will see them through years of success as one of the world’s most famous bands.
Filled with funny quotes, inside stories on the inspirations for some of their most famous songs and the haircuts that took fashion to an iconic level, The Beatles will enthral any true young music enthusiast.
The book has an excellent time line at the back which shows key points in the bands development alongside significant historical events like peace demonstrations against the Vietnam War and the American’s landing on the moon.
Thought provoking information on older technologies is reintroduced to a modern audience, like how music was played from a spiral groove in a plastic like record which was picked up electronically by a needle.
What a difference to today’s use of platforms like Spotify and portable micro digital technologies! Teenagers used to collect and swap ‘singles’ and the mass production of affordable radios and record players encouraged a music explosion that was entirely new.
A valuable fun book about The Beatles and an era that impacted how we experience the world today.
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- Age Range: 8 – 12 years
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
- Publication Date: January 2, 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847804519
- ISBN-13: 978-1847804518
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.4 x 0.5 inches
MICK MANNING AND BRITA GRANSTRÖM
Mick Manning and Brita Granström are a successful children’s book author and illustrator, husband and wife team. They have collaborated on over 65 books and won many awards, sharing both illustration and text, for twenty years.
They are well known for their engaging and informative style of exploring non-fiction topics with illustrations and cartoon based captions. This format is fun and much easier for younger audiences to digest.