Who Were The Beatles?

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Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story?  Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book.  Readers will learn about their Liverpudlian childhoods, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up.  It's all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations!

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Overview

Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story?  Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book.  Readers will learn about their Liverpudlian childhoods, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up.  It's all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448439068
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/5/2006
  • Series: Who Was...? Series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Isabel

    This book i highly reccomend if you want a child to learn about the classics..

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Beatles

    Amazing. Spectacular. Unbeliveable.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2011

    Decent

    Some facts in this book are not correct, even on the back of the book where it says the Beatles were: Unknown musicians in a group called the Quarrymen. Ringo was never in the Quarrymen, and they aren't The Beatles without Ringo!

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2011

    Nolanater

    This book is not short

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Great informational story for young readers.

    I bought the book for my nephew's family. My nephew and his wife are such great fans of "The Beatles" that they named their first son Lennon.
    He is 5 years old and they had had fun reading the book to him and helping to explain his namesake.
    I'm sure that it will be a book they will share for a long time.
    The illustrations and reading level were excellent for early readers,
    and I know both his parents were happy to read the book to him in order to explain the reason for his "unusual" given name.
    John Lennon was their favorite Beatle!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    let me tell you about MY opinion

    this is one of the best books i've ever read. I would recomend this book to any music fans or just regular people. this book is really interesting and caught my eye VERY quickly. i talked to my friends about it and even they recomended it! this book tells all about the beatles and there earlyer bands in life. they even talk about their insperations of music,guitar, and drums.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

    short book

    i read that book inn exactly 20 min. It has no detail. If you are over the age of 9 then do not read its a waste of money

    2 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    great book

    good book short book though

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2010

    Enoyed reading it to my child.

    My son is 6 years old and loves the Beatles. Santa brought him this book for Christmas and have enjoyed reading a chapter every night before he goes to bed. The story is written in a way children can completely understand. He enjoys it very much.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2008

    review

    The book is great for those who want to know the Beatles but not too in depth. It is just right for some light reading. I'm a big Beatles fan and I really recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    HEY

    Without the beatles, so many things, GOOD THINGS, wouldnt have happened. They helped stop the vietnam war. They made apple records popular. People shoud respect them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Love u John Lenon

    Furure mrs. John Lenon if he wasn't dead

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Great book!

    If you're doing on a report on the Beatles then should definitly get this book. A good book to read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Awesome

    I luv the beatles and i worship them even though i dont know thier songs or wat thier names r but i had a feeling...that their reallly good at singing! Keep up the work<3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Great Book for 2nd and 3rd Generation Beatle Fans

    This book is great for the children, grand children and dare I say, great-grand children of lifelong Beatle fans. Those of us who can remember The Beatles first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' or when "A Hard Days Night" was at our local movie theater will appreciate this book. Nothing can ever recreate the goosebumps and excitement we experienced at just the meer sight and sound of our beloved Fab 4. This book gets the facts straight. In the past I've been upset at how a writer will add to or exclude the truth about what millions of us consider the world's best band. Children will get a better knowledge and understanding of these four genius that were the background music of our lives. I don't know much about the author but I did read that he too, is a lifelong Beatle fan who happens to write for The New York Times. This book is easy to read and the illustrator did a good job at not making John, Paul,George and Ringo look like cartoon characters. The book is fact filled with enough pages to tell the early story and life of each Beatle without being too long and losing the attention of young readers. My 4 year old grand daughter may be a little young for this book but she won't be for too much longer. In the meantime listening to The Beatles' music will be her introduction to great music that will be heard for at least the next 100 years !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Itts ok

    Its great but its really short

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Good book

    Good for children. Not very many details though. A nice short read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Terible Teribble

    It did not let me read anything

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Onld

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    RINGO!!!!!!

    Ringo is my FAVORITE Beatle guy!! Who would say no to him? I wish I had this book so I could read it everyday!! He is also a really good drumer!! I am making a club for The Beatles!! I am having 8 people in it...not counting me is 7...so let me know if you want to be in it! We will start the club after the 27 because 23-27 is my Lake Eyrie Vacation!!

    Thanks!!
    Lyric girl#3
    P.S. I will also tell you a lot of songs from The Beatles!!

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