100 Things to Know About Music

Alex Frith, Alice James, Jerome Martin and Lan Cook

Age: 8+



100 Things to Know About Music

By: Alex Frith, Alice James, Jerome Martin, Lan Cook

Illustrated by Dominique Byron, Federico Mariani, Shaw Nielsen, Parko Polo


Age 8+

In stock

Which tunes could save a life, and which should come with a health warning? How do talking drums tell the history of Africa? What happens in your brain when you listen to music? Find the answers to these questions and more in 100 Things to Know about Music - an exciting book exploring all corners of the diverse world of music.

Ideal for fact loving readers aged 8+.

Each book in this best-selling, award-winning series presents 100 bite-sized topics, with bold, graphic illustrations and clear text. Perfect for dipping in and out of, and for sharing with family and friends.

Discover all the titles in the 100 Things to Know series:

1. 100 Things to Know About Science
2. 100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet
3. 100 Things to Know About Music
4. 100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers & Coding
5. 100 Things to Know About Food
6. 100 Things to Know About the Human Body
7. 100 Things to Know About Space
8. 100 Things to Know About the Oceans
9. 100 Things to Know About Planet Earth
10. 100 things to Know About History
11. 100 things to Know about the Unknown
12. 100 things to Know about Sport

128 pages
247.8 x 184.7mm
Hardback ISBN:
Publication Date:
March 2022
Work Reference:
Alex Frith
Alex Frith has been writing Usborne books since 2005. His diverse output covers such titles as 'See inside Your Head', 'Stories of Thor' and 'Politics for Beginners'. He has spoken at multiple festivals about his book '100 Things to Know About Space'. Alex can be found in London.

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Alice James
Alice James joined Usborne after working in primary schools for a while. She absolutely loves science, and over the years has lived with chimps, spent a month in the rainforest, studied Biology at Oxford University, and grown 200 carnivorous plants (not necessarily in that order). Whilst at Usborne Alice has worked on books on all kinds of science topics, from space to energy to the periodic table.

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Jerome Martin
Jerome Martin has written children's books about science, history, Shakespeare and food. Before joining Usborne in 2014, he spent a decade studying literature at Harvard, Cambridge and the University of Iowa, and several years behaving responsibly in a copywriting office. Now, he spends his working hours researching delightful and amazing facts, his evening hours parenting two children, and the minutes in-between writing poetry.

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Lan Cook
Lan joined Usborne after working as a bookseller. She absolutely loves learning about anything and everything. She has lived in China, attempted to create the perfect aquarium biotope, studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University, and can hit an archery target from 100 feet away. Lan has always loved collecting knowledge and as many weird facts as possible, so working for Usborne really is a dream job!

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