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Today’s top book news item:
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children’s book.Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitaris about Richard’s grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards’ musical aspirations. Richards plans to collaborate on the text with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro, and his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards will illustrate it.
"I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about," Richards said in a statement. "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."
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers expects to release the book in September.
My head just exploded!