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Paperback Who Were the Beatles? Book

ISBN: 0448439069

ISBN13: 9780448439068

Who Were the Beatles?

(Part of the Who Was/Is...? Series)

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Book Overview

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

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

My 6 y.o. loves this book!

Everyone in my family is a Beatles fan. Our 6 y.o. daughter does not know life without the Beatles. We decided to buy her this book, so she could read up on them. This book relates on a child's level the story of the Fab Four from when they were children. I loved it so much that I ordered more copies to donate to my daughter's elementary school library, 1st grade classroom library, and I plan to order another for her 2nd grade library. This should be on every child's reading list.

the beatles by mathias portillo

I thought it was great because you get to learn about john,paul,george and ringo the should make a book about the rolling stones but the beatles book is sad too thers a lot of ups and downs

Great Book!

I bought these to use as a reading book with 4th and 5th graders and they are loving it! I am really enjoying it too....a nice change from the traditional reading book. It is high interest at the right reading level for my kids. I would highly recommend this book for use at school or for finding out more about the Fab Four.

And May I Introduce to You...THE BEATLES!

I absolutely love the Beatles and think this is an ideal book to introduce young readers to them. I also think this is the ideal book for young Beatle fans as well as just the right spark to ignite a flaming love for them. This is an ideal companion book to "Brilliant Brits," another excellent beginner's book about the Beatles. This book provides a plethora of information about each Beatle's boyhood; the inception of the band; the meteoric rise of the world's greatest band and their ultimate parting of company. The drawings are just delightful and my favorites were of young George Harrison and another of Olivia and George with their young Beatle coiffed son, Dhani. I just love it! Beatle fans will catch a picture of Paul writing with his right hand on page 14; since Paul was left handed, the pen would have been in his left hand. Another picture that jumps out at fans is on page 60. George is drawn playing his famous lead with his left hand and Paul is drawn playing his Hofner bass with his right hand. On page 77 John is drawn playing guitar with this left hand. That would not have happened - Paul was the only left handed guitarist in the Beatles. Wonderful for all ages and just the right gift for that young Beatle fan. No doubt it will be a treasured possession. I just love it! This is a book I would happily give to young readers. They, too will endorse it with a hearty YEAH,YEAH, YEAH!

My 8 year old loved it!

My 8 year old son picked this book because he loves The Beatles. We both learned a lot about them as he read the book to me. There is information on the childhood of each member, how the band formed, the band's history and each member after the break-up. There was quite a bit in there that I did not know prior to reading the book. A great book for a kid who loves The Beatles and wants to learn more about them. The book also has pictures which makes it fun for the those kids who can read chapters but still enjoy picture books. It was easy for my third-grader to read but he reads at a fifth or sixth grade level. I am sure my son will read this book again and again.
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