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Keith Richards will release a children's book this fall

The book is said to focus on the relationship between Richards and his grandfather, who got him interested in music.

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

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.

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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