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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 670L (What's this?)
  • Series: Who Was...?
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (January 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448439069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448439068
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Geoff Edgers, an arts reporter at The Boston Globe, has written for Spin, GQ, Details, Wired and Salon. This is his second children's book.

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Everyone in my family is a Beatles fan.
H. Weeks
Although they do talk about death in these books, I've read ten, so far, I think each author has been very professional about the subject.
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My kids, ages 9 and 10, both love this biography and have used it for school book reports.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 30, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am in fourth grade and I enjoyed reading this book. I read this book for a book report for school. It tells about all the Beatles lives. I learned about John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. When they were twenty-something they were asked to go to Germany, but their parents wouldn't let them. They just went and their dressing room was in the bathroom. I felt sad for them. My favorite part was when they played at Shea stadium. There were 50,000 people! The book doesn't talk all about the Beatles. It talks about the Vietnam War and three famous people who got shot. At the end, there is a timeline of the Beatle's lives and one about the world. You should read this book because it's very interesting.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Wilke on March 8, 2006
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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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 15, 2006
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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!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 3, 2009
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Hi my name is KEVIN I am 8
You should get this book because. You can no what happens to PAUL RINGO
GEORGE JHON . I like it because I get to no some of there music and what
Happens to the band . FINLY how much fame they are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wanda Henderson Thomas on March 22, 2013
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It was a good book with a LOT of facts about the Beatles if you LOVE the Beatles i suggest you get this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juan Jose Chamie on March 8, 2013
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It's a very good book, my 10 y son read it in just a day. He like it so much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jasmin pukke on March 7, 2013
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It was great i loved it such great detail i wish i could read it again good bye beatles and yah
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chatham McCloskey on February 25, 2013
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Wow!!! This book was amazing!! Geoff Edgers is one of the best author ever!! Thank you for making this book!!!
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