Tuesday, 14 January 2014
The Beatles by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
Beatlemania started in 1963 and lasted just 7 short years but the legacy lives on today. At a recent pantomime there was an audio soundtrack running of just Beatle tracks and our 16 year old was surprised that what she was listening to and enjoying was the Beatles. One wonders how many more generations will go on to enjoy music from that short era.
This picture book, because it's difficult to ignore the fact that that is what it is, tells a very complete - if somewhat abbreviated - story of the origins of the Fab Four and their meteoric rise to fame. There are no photographs in this book - it is all original artwork - and the layout and presentation will appeal greatly to younger readers but the content and concise factual presentation will also appeal to fans of the group from their 1963 origins.
The format makes it a book to either 'dip into' for 20 minutes or just to sit down and read - getting lost in nostalgia and being drawn down memory lane, forgetting the book a while.
A really beautiful book covering the lives of these seemingly 'normal' youngsters - although I never changed my trousers at the bus stop!
Publisher - Frances Lincoln
Genre - Picture Story Book, Non-fiction, biography
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