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

by Keith Richards and Theodora Richards

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards offers a loving tribute to the grandfather... read more

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards offers a loving tribute to the grandfather who handed him his first guitar. But Gus gave him far more than the entry into a life of music. “There was nothing like visiting Gus. The closer to his house I’d get, the bigger my smile would grow. By the time I landed on his doorstep, I was all teeth.” The two of them walked all over the city of London, a sense of adventure defining their time together. “With Gus, you’d have no idea where you’d end up.” And when young Keith was finally big enough, Gus handed him the guitar that sat on top of his piano. “He sat with me, taught me how to hold it, strum it, and pluck a little.” A warm, delightful narrative rich with appealing details chronicles a wonderful grandfather-grandson bond and the emergence of a serious musician. A brief photo essay about Keith Richards concludes a picture book featuring playful black line drawings and color washes. (Ages 6–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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