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Children's LiteratureThe life and music of Jim Morrison is explored in this biography from Edge Books' Rock Music Library. Chapter One, "Rock and Roll Star," describe Morrison's and the Doors popularity peak during the late 1960s. Chapter Two, "Early Years," describes Morrison's early life and the formation of the Doors. Chapter Three, "Rising Star," explains the Doors' climb to fame, the difficulties the band encountered, and Morrison's death in 1972. Chapter Four, "Jim's Impact on Music," describes what happened to the Doors after his death as well as the influence he had on modern bands such as Pearl Jam. Each chapter has a "Learn About" list that summarizes the major topics covered. Numerous color photographs, a glossary, and a bibliography of both books and Internet sites are also included in this well-organized biography. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 9 up.
—Amie Rose Rotruck