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The Beatles

Written by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Illustrated by Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning

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The most famous band in history is brought to life in this illustrated history of their life and times. The stories of the ‘fab four’ as schoolboys from the years before they met through how they got together and set up their band to dealing with fame, fortune and millions and millions of screaming fans are told in words and pictures evoking the mood of the time – albeit making it look a very long time ago indeed! Full of facts and fun to browse this also captures the mood of the time and exceptional impact The Beatles made on teenage life.

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The Beatles Synopsis

Mick and Brita tell the story of the Beatles in the vivid and exciting way which has become the hall mark of their books. The story begins...John Lennon's Liverpool childhood with Auntie Mimi, and his school band The Quarrymen; the friendships with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, and their entry into the band; renaming the band The Beatles; the arrival of Brian Epstein as manager; the tour to Hamburg; record label boss George Martin becomes an important influence; Ringo Starr joins the group; fame and screaming fans; the famous tour to the USA; the making of the albums, key hit songs and films; the later years, with the influence of Indian spirituality after their visit to India, and finally the break-up of the band and the beginning of solo careers for the Fab Four.

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ISBN: 9781847805225
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847804518
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847805225
Publication date: 4th September 2014
Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
Illustrator: Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers

About Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have been writing and illustrating children's books together for over fifteen years. Specialising in fun, lively non-fiction picture books, they have perfected their unique approach, sharing the illustrations between them and mixing up words and pictures in all sorts of inventive and delightful ways. They have won numerous awards and their books are published internationally in over 15 languages.Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996 and their following collaboration, What's Under the Bed? won the TES Award for 1997.Further success followed with the acclaimed Fly on the ...

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