The Beatles Couldn't Read Music? (Wait! What?)

by Dan Gutman (Author) Allison Steinfeld (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Wait! What?

Did you know that John Lennon's mom called him "Stinker" because he farted so much? Or that Paul McCartney liked playing guitar in the bathroom? Bet you didn't know that George Harrison once had his friend's parent sign his report card, or that Ringo Starr's grandma thought he was possessed by witches!

Paige and Turner have collected some of the most unusual and surprising facts about the rock stars, from their childhoods and early days as musicians to the formation of the Beatles and their rise to become the greatest band of all time.

Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld's upbeat illustrations, Wait! What? The Beatles Couldn't Read Music? is an authoritative, accessible, and one-of-a-kind biography infused with Dan Gutman's signature zany sense of humor.

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Norton Young Readers
Publication date
September 19, 2023
Wait! What?
BISAC categories
JNF007060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Performing Arts
JNF028000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Humor | General
JNF036020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Music | History
JNF036070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Music | Rock
Library of Congress categories

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