Gr 5-9-While interest in the Beatles's music is undeniable, there's little here that hasn't been retold time and time again. This book looks and feels like an extended encyclopedia article. Kids may find the format appealing-there is not too much text, and most of the pages have sidebars shaded in purple. However, the most insight they will garner from the chatty text is encapsulated in an unsourced quote from Ringo Starr: "It [The Beatles] was a really great rock 'n' roll band." The up-to-date time line mentions George Harrison's death in late 2001; the index is brief but serviceable. This title may be of use for students looking for a quick version of the group's story, but they'll need to look elsewhere to do any serious research.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.