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Children's LiteratureThe Beatles are one of the highest grossing musical groups to date, with over 26 number one singles to their credit. As such, they are one of the most influential pop culture phenomena in history. This work of nonfiction explores the lives of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, four young men from Liverpool who won over the world with their catchy lyrics and pop songs. The "Who Was" series, of which this book is a part, sets out to inform the reader about famous people and their contributions to the world. This book, in particular, provides a way for younger generations to see and understand the impact of one of the world's most influential bands. Since American youth are surrounded by pop culture icons like Britney Spears, it is important for them to understand who the first major popular culture icons were. With two of the four members of the band (George Harrison and John Lennon) no longer living, this easy-to-read narrative brings them to life on the page, offering young readers a glimpse into the world of Beatlemania. The humorous black-and-white, cartoon-like illustrations portray the Beatles' personalities outside their stage personas. For example, the illustration of Paul McCartney playing the guitar and singing in the bathtub shows his genuine love for music and writing songs. Edgers offers an educational and entertaining look into the lives of four young men from England who took the world by storm. 2006, Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin, Ages 9 to 12.