Who Were The Beatles?

Who Were The Beatles?

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by Geoff Edgers, Jeremy Tugeau
     
 

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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 childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like,…  See more details below

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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 childhoods in Liverpool, 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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Children's Literature
The 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.
—Meg Spencer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101078273
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/05/2006
Series:
Penguin Group Who Was Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
155,223
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Who Were the Beatles? 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Spectacular. Unbeliveable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book i highly reccomend if you want a child to learn about the classics..
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
MajorTomTS More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beatles are good.Tean beach move is gay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're doing on a report on the Beatles then should definitly get this book. A good book to read!
jjjmac2003 More than 1 year ago
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 !
Anonymous 29 days ago
Respet them. I love them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Beatles are my favorite band. I have a record player and i play "She's Leaving Home" all the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beatles rock
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beatles are an awsome rockband and ( are not gay)...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fav bandmate is paul mcartney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The beatles rock love them so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im named after John Lennon,my name is lennon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally the best beatle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:( :) :0 :1 :) vuufxb b this book is so f****** good gives you so much info
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love john lennon! And ringo
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for kids! They will enjoy it.