A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
This is the story of how Les Paul created the world's first solid-body electric guitar, countless other inventions that changed modern music, and one truly epic career in rock and roll. How to make a microphone? A broomstick, a cinderblock, a telephone, a radio. How to make an electric guitar? A record player's arm, a speaker, some tape. How to make a legendary inventor? A few tools, a lot of curiosity, and an endless faith in what is possible. Featuring richly detailed, dynamic illustrations by Brett Helquist, this unforgettable biography will resonate with inventive readers young and old.
Brett Helquist is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of many books, including the Lemony Snicket books, A Series of Unfortunate Events. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“A rockin’ tale of trial and error and innovation through necessity.”
—A Best Book of the Year, The New York Public Library