The Electric Guitar
A Graphic History
From the Series Amazing Inventions
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.
|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|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF036090, JNF062020, JNF061010|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|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.
“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.