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The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny), Krull/Brewer/Innerst

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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.

About Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California.

About Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer is known for bringing humorous, and well-researched nonfiction to young readers. With his wife, Kathleen Krull, he has co-written The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny), Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), and others. He lives in San Diego, California.

About Stacy Innerst

Stacy Innerst is an award-winning editorial artist and the illustrator of several picture books, including Lincoln Tells a Joke, Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea, and The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny). He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer
  • Stacy Innerst
  • Hardcover
  • 40
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 2013
  • 978-0547509914
  • EAN 9780547509914
  • Weight 481
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