The History of Rock
The History of Rock

The History of Rock

For Big Fans and Little Punks
By Rita Nabais, Illustrated by Joana Raimundo


112 Pages, 7.75 x 9.50

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

ISBN 9781629377339

Rights: US, CA & MX

Triumph Books (Sep 2019)

Price: $19.95
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The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks

By Rita Nabais / Illustrations by Joana Raimundo 


Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312-676-4256,


Rock and Roll has been the soundtrack of pop culture for decades. Rock from Beatlemania and Janis Joplin ushered in the swinging, psychedelic era of the 1960s; the 80’s super pop records of Madonna and Prince explored sensuality with a beat that made you want to dance; and the grunge of 90’s Nirvana tapped into an angst and vulnerability that struck a chord with listeners. Versatile and timeless, rock has since laid the groundwork for R&B, hip-hop, punk and more. In this entertaining, educational guide to rock’s greatest artists, children will discover the musicians who defined history with their sound.


In The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks (Triumph Books; Ages 8 to 12; September 24, 2019), celebrated rock music DJ and music researcher Rita Nabais and acclaimed illustrator Joana Raimundo present a vibrant, engaging history of music legends. Offering a snapshot into the life and work of groundbreaking artists, this educational book is the perfect introduction to the world of rock. Highlights include:


  • Brightly colored illustrations that bring music icons to life
  • Historical background information on the time periods that gave rise to women’s punk rock, heavy metal, grunge and alternative music
  • Musician profiles detailing their birthplace, music genre, debut album and famous songs
  • A supplementary list of notable musicians and their popular hits during each musical era
  • A glossary of music genres and music-related terms


A playful exploration of music that defined generations, The History of Rock will thrill parents seeking a fun way to introduce their children to music superstars.

About the Authors:


Rita Nabais is an accomplished rock music DJ and a music researcher. She has a Master's degree in English and American Culture and is also a teacher and a publisher. Joana Raimundo is a published illustrator, animator, and designer. She worked in Portugal and Italy after studying drawing and illustration in Barcelona, and she has collaborated on several children’s books, some of which became part of the official recommended books for children in Portugal.