The Beatles (Hardcover)

By Mick Manning (Illustrator), Brita Granstrom

Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847804518, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 2014

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

How did four cheeky lads from Liverpool - John, Paul, George and Ringo - become the greatest rock band in the world? Mick Manning and Brita Granstr?m tell the amazing story of The Beatles with captions and strip pictures for fans of all ages.
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The story begins. John Lennon's Liverpool childhood, his Auntie Mimi, his school band The Quarrymen; the developing friendships with Paul McCartney and George Harrison and the forming of The Beatles together with Stu Sutcliff and Pete Best. From amusing adventures in Hamburg to the arrival of manager Brian Epstein and record producer George Martin. Then Ringo Starr joins the group; fame and screaming fans; the famous tour to the USA; the making of the albums, key hit songs and early films. then the later years, with the gigantic Sgt Pepper album, their visit to India, the making of Magical Mystery Tour. Finally the break-up of the band and the new beginnings of solo careers for the Fab Four.



About the Author

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have won many awards for their picture information books, including the Smarties Silver Award and the English Association Award. Their books for Frances Lincoln include The Beatles, Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life, What Mr Darwin Saw, Tail-End Charlie, Taff in the WAAF, The Secrets of Stonehenge, Dino-Dinners, Woolly Mammoth, the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship, Pharaoh's Egypt and Greek Hero, and Nature Adventures. They have four sons, and divide their time between the North of England and Brita's homeland of Sweden. Find out more about their books at www.mickandbrita.com.
MICK MANNINGÿandÿBRITA GRANSTRÖMÿhave developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharingÿthe illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties SilverÿAward, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many yearsÿago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack inÿStockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include:ÿThe Beatles;ÿCharles Dickens,ÿScenes from an Extraordinary Life;ÿWhatÿMr Darwin Saw;ÿTail-End Charlie;ÿTaff in the WAAF;ÿThe Secrets of Stonehenge;ÿWoolly Mammoth;ÿandÿtheÿFly on the Wallÿseries:ÿRomanÿFort, Viking Longship;ÿPharoah's Egypt;ÿGreek Hero.


Praise For The Beatles

Outlined consistently well and with anecdotal incidents that have been thoroughly researched and carefully selected.ÿ The illustrations are, as ever, brilliant in a combination of visual quality and information enrichment.’



`Charming. an unusual, yet fun, way of teaching a major part of Britain's cultural history.'

`Outlined consistently well and with anecdotal incidents that have been thoroughly researched and carefully selected.ÿ The illustrations are, as ever, brilliant in a combination of visual quality and information enrichment.'

`The book's strength lies in its delightful graphics. The illustrations are lovely and beautifully matched in style to fit the story...the pages burst out into psychedelic colours.'

'words and illustrations . have been cleverly combined to bring the story of the Fab Four to life in a way that is both accessible and appealing to children.'



'words and illustrations … have been cleverly combined to bring the story of the Fab Four to life in a way that is both accessible and appealing to children.'



The book’s strength lies in its delightful graphics. The illustrations are lovely and beautifully matched in style to fit the story...the pages burst out into psychedelic colours.’