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Guitar Genius: How Les Paul Engineered The Solid-Body Electric Guitar And Rocked The World

ISBN-10: 145215919X
ISBN-13: 9781452159195
Author: Tomsic, Kim
Illustrated by: Helquist, Brett
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: April 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 56

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 720L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General


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.