The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks is a magical mystery tour through popular music history, featuring trailblazing acts from the 1950s to the present. Colorful, stylish illustrations bring to life artists like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Joan Jett, and Madonna, plus bands such as The Beatles, The Clash, Beastie Boys, and Pearl Jam, all of whom have inspired countless boys and girls to become musicians over the past 70 years.
About the Author
Rita Nabais is an accomplished rock music DJ and a music researcher. She has a Master's degree in English and American Culture and is also a teacher and a publisher. Joana Raimundo is a published illustrator, animator, and designer. She worked in Portugal and Italy after studying drawing and illustration in Barcelona, and she has collaborated on several children’s books, some of which became part of the official recommended books for children in Portugal.
"This is a delightful and engaging book about a subject very near to my heart. I will look forward to sharing it with my son as he gets older."
— Michael Beinhorn, producer (Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith)
"What a fun, valuable book! The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks is both comprehensive and accessible, providing entry points for everyone from Chuck Berry to The XX. It is sure to blow countless young minds."
— Steven Hyden, critic and bestselling author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me and Twilight of the Gods
"I seriously enjoyed The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks. It’s a really fun, informative read!"
— Matt Pinfield, video DJ on MTV and VH1 and bestselling author of All These Things That I’ve Done