Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock and Roll (Hardcover)

The Founders of Rock and Roll

By Holly George-Warren, Laura Levine (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618055401, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2001



Rock and roll around the clock with this fun and fact-filled introduction to the pioneers of rock and roll. Read about fourteen of the original stars of rock and roll from Bill Haley and His Comets to James Brown and his Famous Flames and learn how, nearly fifty years ago, they created a brand-new sound. These artists influenced a generation of teenagers and inspired many of today's most important musicians.
Bright, lively, and hip illustrations combined with concise and informational text make this a sure number-one hit with music buffs of all ages.

Praise For Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock and Roll

"Fourteen of the originators of rock & roll are featured in this energetic, lighthearted introduction to the 1950s "musical earthquake-that shook everything up." Each double-page spread features a one-page biography facing a full-page portrait of a musician surrounded by whimsical items connected with the artist's best-known hits." --School Library Journal, starred School Library Journal, Starred

"All hail rock and roll in a book that's fun to look at and informative." --Booklist Booklist, ALA