Twenty-four of the greatest figures of rock 'n' roll are celebrated with in-depth mini-biographies and colorful accompanying block prints. Noted non-fiction writer Kathleen Krull has distilled the essence of each musician or band and brought them to life with behind-the-scenes stories, facts, and entertaining anecdotes. Acclaimed printmaker Stephen Alcorn takes up where words leave off with bold and graphic images that keep you turning the pages.
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The Book of Rock Stars gives a brief overview of the life, music, and creative contributions of twenty-four of the most influential rock musicians. Starting with Elvis and working chronologically to Kurt Cobain, this book contains a diverse collection of rock stars. While many of the artists included had drug addictions and died young, Kathleen Krull manages to relate this without going into too much detail, keeping the book appropriate for children. Although the page long biographies do not contain a great deal of information, the enthusiastic writing style will motivate readers to look further into the music and life of these artists. At the end of the book, Krull provides books and websites about each star for those interested in finding more information. She also recommends CDs to introduce readers to the musician. Colorful and creative, Stephen Alcorn¿s relief-block prints give life to each innovative artist, and accentuate their defining characteristics. The Book of Rock Stars is a great introductory rock resource for children in fifth through eighth grade. It is recommended for the children¿s nonfiction section in public libraries.