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Beatles With An A
Beatles With An A

Beatles With An A

Birth of a Band

MUSIC

78 Pages, 9.65 x 11.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95)

Publication Date: July 2014

ISBN 9780861662340

Rights: US & CA

Fanfare (Jul 2014)
Knockabout

Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

These are the first beats of the Beatles' career as only legendary rock cartoonist Mauri Kunnas could tell them. Hilarious moments and details that even dedicated fans won't remember having heard before are all told with Kunnas's characteristically raucous humour and virtuosic drawing skills. The riotous tale of the first hesitant steps of the world's most famous band. From rocking-horse to the recording studio in Abbey Road, where the first singles were laid down. It is a story told thousands of times over, but never in quite such a wacky screwball manner.

Author Biography

Mauri Kunnas (born 1950) is undoubtedly Finland's most successful author of children's books. To date, way over forty books of his have been published, in thirty-five languages in thirty-six countries – including Finnish and Finland –, for a total of almost 9 million copies. His books for children have aroused enormous interest around the world. The best-known internationally is Santa Claus. It has already been translated into twenty-six languages. His books for adults include The Canine Kalevala and Beatles with an A. He has an unrivalled gift for taking history and casting it in a new and hilarious way, as well as for giving old stories and legends his own delightful twist. And his books always exude an atmosphere which is contagiously warm and happy. Mauri Kunnas's first picture book was published in 1975, marking the start of his spectacular career. In his spare time, Mauri Kunnas enjoys the Beatles, playing the guitar, films and history – as well as watching thunderstorms.