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When Bob Met Woody

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When Bob Met Woody

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Marc Burckhardt

$17.99 US | $19.99 CAN
Available May 3, 2011

Hardcover Ebook
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Grade Level: 3-7
  • Pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316112994

  About The Book

Bob sat at Woody's feet. Strumming the guitar, he quietly began singing a song he'd written, and a hush fell over the room. Song to Woody was Bob's first real folk song--a gift to his hero and friend.

"Hey hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song..."

When Bob had finished, Woody's face lit up like the sun.

Bob Dylan is a musical icon, an American Legend, and, quite simply, a poet. His music has evolved from counter-cultural folk to rock. This book takes the reader to a time when Bob Dylan was just Bob Zimmerman, a kid from Minnesota.

Readers can follow Bob as he renames himself after his favorite poet, Dylan Thomas, and as his love for music takes him far away from the coal-mining town of his birth. Though Bob always wanted to be a musician, his life changes forever when he hears the music of folk legend Woody Guthrie, and his passion for Woody's music takes him on a journey to New York City, where he meets his idol and future mentor.



This is Gary Golio's second picture book. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley with his wife, author Susanna Reich, a cat, and a fire-bellied toad.

Marc Burckhardt was born in Germany, but grew up as a proud Texan. He graduated from Baylor University and now teaches illustration at Texas State University. He lives in Austin, TX.

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