Music – A Fold Out Graphic History

Follow this unique 8-foot long fold-out graphic timeline through a celebration of the history of music all around the world from 60,000 years ago to the present day!


“This exuberant overview of an art form that makes us laugh and cry, call and respond, twist and shout does a pretty good job of covering the world’s greatest hits from prehistory to artificial intelligence.” – Jennifer Krauss, The New York Times

“A panoramic survey of noteworthy music and music makers, from bone flutes to Beyoncé” – Kirkus Reviews

Browse a few sneak-peak pages from Music!

Learn about how different genres started–including classical, folk, jazz, gospel, rock ‘n’ roll, country, punk, grunge and pop. Explore the histories of music linked to particular cultures or regions–including Indigineous American, Asian, and African music; Son Cubano and Caribbean styles; and Australian bush music.

Discover the stories of music maestros from around the world–including Beethoven, Wei Liangfu, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Maria Callas, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, and Beyoncé. Marvel at the orchestra with a huge illustration set in London’s Royal Albert Hall, and find out about the ancient instruments discovered all over the globe.

All this and more features in this richly illustrated timeline of music from 60,000 years ago to the present day that will delight children and families alike!

Authors: Nicholas O’Neill & Susan Hayes

Illustrator: Ruby Taylor

  • Age Range: 10 – 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 – 8
  • Hardcover: 22 pages
  • Publisher: What on Earth Books (November 3, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1999967941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1999967949
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.6 x 11.7 inches