Guitar Genius Guitar Genius

Guitar Genius

How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World

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Publisher Description

The story of Les Paul—tinkerer, inventor, and rock and roll legend: “An exuberant introduction to a musician and creative genius.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
 
A beautifully-illustrated true story of rock and roll legend Les Paul: This is the story of how Les Paul created the world’s first solid-body electric guitar, countless other inventions that changed modern music, and one truly epic career in rock and roll. How to make a microphone? A broomstick, a cinderblock, a telephone, a radio. How to make an electric guitar? A record player's arm, a speaker, some tape. How to make a legendary inventor? A few tools, a lot of curiosity, and an endless faith in what is possible. This unforgettable biography, with pictures by a New York Times–bestselling children’s book illustrator, will resonate with inventive readers young and old.
 
“Les Paul was an innovator and musical force for the ages—he changed the world in a very real way. His story is a lesson from which kids of all ages can derive inspiration.” —Billy Gibbons, lead guitarist of ZZ Top
 
“Delightfully told . . . Text and illustrations radiate exuberance and joy. Readers will marvel at the perseverance and ingenuity Paul demonstrated throughout his life . . . An excellent choice for STEM programs.” —School Library Journal

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2019
April 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
56
Pages
PUBLISHER
Chronicle Books LLC
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
12.4
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades P-4

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