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Guitar Genius

Guitar Genius

How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World

By Kim Tomsic, Illustrated by Brett Helquist


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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.

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Size: 11 x 9 1/2 in;
Pages: 56 pp;
Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2019
ISBN: 9781452159195
Kim Tomsic lives in Boulder, Colorado. This is her first picture book.

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.

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