(Chronicle Children’s Books, April 9, 2019) By Kim Tomsic, Illustrated by Brett Helquist
Guitar Genius, a story of both innovation and perseverance, is centered on Hall of Fame icon Les Paul. Les faced ridicule, hardships, and struggles as he worked to engineer devices and recording techniques that were revolutionary in transforming the way we hear music music.
“An exuberant introduction to a musician and creative genius.” —Kirkus Reviews
“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.
A Junior Library Guild selection
“The engaging narrative, breezy in tone, is paired with Brett Helquist’s brilliant illustrations.”—Nonfiction Detectives
“Lively story of this inventive boy whose love of music and tinkering lead him to succeed both as a musician and an inventor. An upbeat picture book biography.” —Booklist
“Text and illustrations radiate exuberance and joy…A strong addition to inspire would-be inventors, and an excellent choice for STEM programs and biography collections.”—School Library Journal
Perfect for young readers and rock & roll fans alike!
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