Fall 2021

The Electric Guitar

A Graphic History

From the Series Amazing Inventions

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

For decades, the blasts and howls of the electric guitar have been some of the defining sounds of popular music. But more than a century of effort and innovation had to happen before this instrument went electric. Learn about the master craftspeople who created the guitar as we know it, the inventors who figured out how to send guitar notes through amplifiers and give the guitar a bigger sound, and the musicians whose legendary playing put it at the center of rock ‘n’ roll.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-8147-0
$20.99
978-1-7284-2015-8
$8.99
978-1-7284-1747-9
$31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-03
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF036090, JNF062020, JNF061010
Dewey 787.87/192
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, Source notes, Starred Reviews, and Table of contents

Note: Accelerated Reader® values are estimates.

Reviews

Booklist

“A fascinating look at the relationship between technology and music.”—starred, Booklist

Author: Blake Hoena

Blake Hoena has written more than one hundred books for children, including an original graphic novel series, Eek & Ack, and graphic novel retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Peter Pan. Blake lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and hundreds of comics.

Illustrator: David Buisán

David M. Buisán is an illustrator and lives in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies in Fine Arts, he has collaborated with various publications, such as Vogue, Squire, Variety, L'Officiel, and The Guardian. He is a regular contributor to editorial projects, highlighting his participation in the Doctor Who franchise and in Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space, published in the USA, UK, Spain, Germany, and France.