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Electric Guitar Man

The Genius of Les Paul

Series: Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies

By Edwin Brit Wyckoff

Without the electronic guitar invented by Les Paul, music would never have been the same. In this biography of Paul’s life and career, Edwin Brit Wyckoff shares how the rambunctious boy from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was propelled to stardom by his unrivaled playing ability and technological prowess. Revered by generations of musicians and fans, Paul and his inventions have forever changed the way music is produced, recorded, and enjoyed.

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Reviews

". . . an easy to read biography of a musical icon . . . recommended for elementary school aged children or struggling readers in middle school."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, September 2008

"A good introduction that will be popular with budding musicians and those who love to tinker."

Southern Maine Library District, June 6, 2008

"This is an educational read that is a must-have for any library."

Children's Literature

"Even readers who have never heard Paul’s music may enjoy reading this lively account of his life."

Booklist, September 15, 2008

"These books present the lives of three very different inventors . . . the stories are inspiring."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2008

"This book will be useful for elementary and middle school libraries that need information about either inventors or music."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2008

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