Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles, Reich/Gustavson

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Author Susanna Reich
Illustrator Adam Gustavson
Format Hardcover
Pages 32
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13 978-0805094589

In 1957 in Liverpool, England, a young lad named John Lennon and his band played music at a local church fair. In the audience was Paul McCartney, who liked what he heard and soon joined the group. Paul's friend George Harrison kept showing up at rehearsals until the older boys finally let him in. Eventually they found the perfect drummer, Ringo Starr, and the perfect name: The Beatles.

Told through a lyrical text and stunning paintings, this book spotlights four ordinary boys growing up amid the rubble of postwar England who found music to be a powerful, even life-saving, force.

About Susanna Reich

Susanna Reich is an author of many books for children and has won such awards as an Orbis Pictus Honor and an SLJ Best Book of the Year, among other honors. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband, author Gary Golio. susannareich.com

About Adam Gustavson

Adam Gustavson is the award-winning illustrator of over twenty books for children, including Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story. Adam holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in New Jersey with his family and several guitars. adamgustavson.com