Keith Richards Wrote a Children’s Book

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Keith Richards (Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

Keith Richards (Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

Keith Richards has already captivated his older fans with the many of the stories of his youth in his best selling memoir, Life, but now he’s looking to reach a slightly younger audience with one of his G-rated tales.

The Rolling Stones guitarist has written a children’s book called Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, which will be out on September 9 via Little, Brown, the publisher which has brought us kiddie favorites like Arthur and Monster High.

According to Rolling Stone, the inspiration for this book came from a story in Richards’ 2010 memoir, where he explains how his jazz-band member grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree (better known as “Gus”) turned him on to music.

“I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about,” Richards said in a statement about the book. “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.”

The book is a collaboration between Keith and his daughter (and Gus’ namesake), Theodora, who illustrated the project. The book also includes old photos from the Richards family collection.

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