Arthur, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Arthur, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

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by Marc Brown
     
 

Based on the primetime PBS television special coming this fall, this tie-in book finds Arthur yearning to join a rock band started by Francine. But Arthur doesn't make it through the auditions and Francine chooses Molly, Binky, Fern, and Mrs. MacGrady instead. Then the Backstreet Boys come to Elwood City and change "everything!." Full color.

Overview

Based on the primetime PBS television special coming this fall, this tie-in book finds Arthur yearning to join a rock band started by Francine. But Arthur doesn't make it through the auditions and Francine chooses Molly, Binky, Fern, and Mrs. MacGrady instead. Then the Backstreet Boys come to Elwood City and change "everything!." Full color.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Arthur, Francine, and the Backstreet Boys? The cover of the book announces a "prime-time television special" tie-in. Francine starts a band called U Stink and it rises to fame immediately. Then she decides she wants to disband because the other members are going commercial. Meanwhile, Arthur and friends, who didn't make the cut (for good reasons), start a band of their own. They really do stink. When the Backstreet Boys (with appropriate animal ears) stage a concert in town, everyone wants U Stink to play with them on stage. Arthur and his friends have been favorites of children for a long time, and this offering is likely to be as popular as the rest of the series. The story has a moral twist, the characters are as lovable as ever, and the colorful cartoon illustrations are cheerful, but the inevitable question is: Is Arthur "selling out?"-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316118545
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
280L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Hingham, Massachusetts, and on Martha's Vineyard.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Education:
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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Arthur, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You should read this book if you like rock 'n' roll. My favorite part was the band. When no one could play the right thing. This story was funny.