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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

age 8 to 12

JUVENILE NONFICTION

112 Pages

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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Overview

Put another dime in the jukebox, make sure your blue suede shoes are tied, and get ready to rock and roll all night! 
The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks is a magical mystery tour through popular music history, featuring trailblazing acts from the 1950s to the present. Colorful, stylish illustrations bring to life artists like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Joan Jett, and Madonna, plus bands such as The Beatles, The Clash, Beastie Boys, and Pearl Jam, all of whom have inspired countless boys and girls to become musicians over the past seventy years. Included throughout the book are hand-picked recommendations from every time period, forming an extended playlist of over 1,000 songs that pay tribute to the genre and its many sounds. Divided into thirty-five different chapters, including "Pioneers Of Rock," "Women At The Helm," "Smash It," and "Hard As Rock," this vivid collection also covers the artistic movements that influenced rock or were influenced by it, such as blues, jazz, soul, and hip hop. What began as a successful Kickstarter campaign is now a must-have for rockers of all ages!

Reviews

"This is a delightful and engaging book about a subject very near to my heart. I will look forward to sharing it with my son as he gets older."— Michael Beinhorn, producer (Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith)

"What a fun, valuable book! The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks is both comprehensive and accessible, providing entry points for everyone from Chuck Berry to The XX. It is sure to blow countless young minds."— Steven Hyden, critic and bestselling author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me and Twilight of the Gods  

"I seriously enjoyed The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks. It's a really fun, informative read!"— Matt Pinfield, video DJ on MTV and VH1 and bestselling author of All These Things That I've Done  

Author Biography

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.

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The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks

By Rita Nabais / Illustrations by Joana Raimundo 

 

Contact: Natalie Rodriguez, Triumph Books, (312) 638-4994, nrodriguez@ipgbook.com

 

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.

 

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