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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar (Hardcover)

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Celebrity author surprise!  This is a well-written and touching story about Keith's close bond with his grandfather, who gave him his first guitar, and their many long rambles through the villages and English countryside near the Seven Sisters Road.  Illustrated with ink drawings by Keith's daughter, Theodora. Fans will appreciate the inclusion of several Richards family photos.

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Long before there was a band, there was a boy: a young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, Theodore Augustus Dupree, affectionately known as "Gus," who was in a jazz big band and is the namesake of Keith's daughter, Theodora Dupree Richards. "Gus & Me" offers a rare and intimate look into the childhood of the legendary Keith Richards through this poignant and inspiring story that is lovingly illustrated with Theodora Richards's exquisite pen-and-ink collages. This unique autobiographical picture book honors the special bond between a grandfather and grandson and celebrates the artistic talents of the Richards family through the generations. It also includes selected photographs from the Richards family collection and an exclusive audio CD featuring bonus content.

About the Author

Keith Richards is a musician, singer, songwriter, and founding member of the rock band the Rolling Stones. Widely considered one of the best guitarists in the world, he has a collection of over 350 guitars. His memoir, "Life," received unanimous critical acclaim and was a #1 "New York Times" bestseller. Mr. Richards has five children and five grandchildren.

Theodora Dupree Richards, named after her great-grandfather Theodore Augustus Dupree, is an artist and a daughter of Keith Richards and Patti Hansen. To research the images for this project, she traveled to the Richards family home in Dartford, England, and consulted family and historical photographs of her father's childhood era. This is her first book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316320658
ISBN-10: 031632065X
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English