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Keith Richards will release a children's book this fall

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(Read caption) Keith Richards has announced that he is writing a children's book to be released this fall.

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Rock legend Keith Richards is writing a children’s book. Yes, you read that correctly.

Richards, the guitarist for the legendary rock group the Rolling Stones, said he is writing a book based on his relationship with his grandfather, jazz musician Theodore Augustus Dupree. According to the New York Times, Dupree urged Richards to learn the guitar.

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The book will be titled “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar” and will be released by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers via both paper and e-book format on Sept. 9. A CD will be included with the physical book.

The book will be illustrated by Richards’ daughter Theodora Dupree Richards.

“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.”

Richards previously published an autobiography, “Life,” in 2010.


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