Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was...? (PB))

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Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole store? Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. Readers will learn about their Liverpudlian childhoods, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. It's all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations!
Hardcover
Published on January 1, 2006 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756969727
ISBN-13: 9780756969721
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  • lionking26
    lionking26Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:11 pm55 stars
    great book. I LOVE THE BEATLES!!!!!!!!
    • littlepiggy
      littlepiggyTuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm55 stars
      5 stars!
      • 20avamenta
        20avamentaTuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm44 stars
        Tell othThis book is about the Beatles' lives. It tells from when they were kids to their death. It tells when they met and how they met. It's interesting how four poor or sickly or bullied kids became one of the most popular, successful and richest bands ever. Do they split up? Do they stay together? Read the book to find out! ers why you decided to read this book and what you think about it.
        • 20avamenta
          20avamentaTuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm44 stars
          This book is about the Beatles' lives. It tells from when they were kids to their death. It tells when they met and how they met. It's interesting how four poor or sickly or bullied kids became one of the most popular, successful and richest bands ever. Do they split up? Do they stay together? Read the book to find out!
          • 20avamenta
            20avamentaTuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm44 stars
            This book is about the Beatles' lives. It tells from when they were kids to their death. It tells when they met and how they met. It's interesting how four poor or sickly or bullied kids became one of the most popular, successful and richest bands ever. Do they split up? Do they stay together? Read the book to find out!
            • 20mnoble
              20mnobleTuesday, December 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm
              This book was ok. It tells obout their lives and how they became a band! I can't belive they all grew up poor! I don't want to give away the ending but you will be kind of shocked about what happens to one of them. I guess they just broke up because they were just getting sick of each other! You should read this book if you want to find out more about the Beatles!
              • 20avamenta
                20avamentaTuesday, December 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm44 stars
                This book is about the Beatles' lives. It tells from when they were kids to their death. It tells when they met and how they met. It's interesting how four poor or sickly or bullied kids became one of the most popular, successful and richest bands ever. Do they split up? Do they stay together? Read the book to find out!
                • 20avamenta
                  20avamentaTuesday, December 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm44 stars
                  This book is about the Beatles' lives. It tells from when they were kids to their death. It tells when they met and how they met. It's interesting how four poor or sickly or bullied kids became one of the most popular, successful and richest bands ever. Do they split up? Do they stay together? Read the book to find out!
                  • 20avamenta
                    20avamentaTuesday, December 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm44 stars
                    This book is a great description about the Beatles' lives. It tells about John, Paul, George, and Ringo from when they were born and until they died. It tells about when they met and how they met. Its interesting how 4 poor, or sickly, or bullied kids become one of the most popular, rich, and succsessful bands ever. Do they split up? Do they stay together? Read the book to find out!
                    • 20tmessine
                      20tmessineTuesday, October 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm33 stars
                      Who Were The Beatles is a great interesting book about the Beatles. It tells you about there child hood and how they met. If you like nonfiction or the Beatles then this is the book for you.

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