Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Releasing Children's Book
Posted on 03/12/2014 09:07AM
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers have announced that they will be releasing a children's book from Rolling Stones star Keith Richards and his daughter September 9th.
Richards daughter Theodora Richards illustrated the forthcoming book, entitled "Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar", which was inspired by Richards' grandfather.
The autobiographical story centers on Richards being introduced to music by his grandfather Theodore Augustus Dupree, who was known as "Gus" and was a member of a jazz big band.
The book will also feature photographs from Richards' family collection and the hardcover edition of the book will include an audio CD that will feature bonus content.
"I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about," says Keith. "The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."
"When I found out they wanted me to be a part of this project, my immediate instinct was to say yes, and I am so happy I did," says Theodora. "To be able to explore my father's relationship with his grandfather was a gift in itself. The things that I've learnt during this whole process have just been life affirming."