Who knew the Beatles were funny? The acclaimed authors and illustrator of Lincoln Tells a Joke team up in this rollicking account of how the Fab Four's sense of humor and musical talent sparked Beatlemania.
Q: How do you find all this business of having screaming girls following you all over the place?
George: Well, we feel flattered . . .
John: . . . and flattened.
When the Beatles burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, they were just four unknown lads from Liverpool. But soon their off-the-charts talent and offbeat humor made them the most famous band on both sides of the Atlantic. Lively, informative text and expressive, quirky paintings chronicle the phenomenal rise of Beatlemania, showing how the Fab Four’s sense of humor helped the lads weather everything that was thrown their way—including jelly beans.
"Kids new to the Beatles might wonder what's the ado, but put on an LP, and they'll probably start bouncing to the beat."
"Youngsters wondering why the band is still beloved by their parents and grandparents will understand after reading the many humorous anecdotes."
"The trio behind Lincoln Tells a Joke crafts a witty chronicle of the Beatles's rise to fame, with special attention to their humor and nonchalance. . . . Readers will certainly want to hear the songs that 'changed music forever'—maybe even on vinyl."
"A fun and nostalgic look at the 1960s."
—School Library Journal
"Grandparents and near-retirement educators will join kids in giggling over Krull's playful jibes at the starstruck fans and may have a few stories of their own about the Fab Four."
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