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When Bob Met Woody

The Story of the Young Bob Dylan
By Gary Golio (Hardcover Book, 2011)
"Hey hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song..."

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

Bob Dylan is a musical icon, an American legend, and, quite simply, a poet. But before he became Bob Dylan, he was Bob Zimmerman, a kid from rural Minnesota.

This lyrical and gorgeously illustrated picture book biography follows Bob as he renames himself after his favorite poet, Dylan Thomas, and leaves his mining town to pursue his love of music in New York City. There, he meets his folk music hero and future mentor, Woody Guthrie, changing his life forever.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316112994

    • On Sale Date: 05/03/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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

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

Bob Dylan is a musical icon, an American legend, and, quite simply, a poet. But before he became Bob Dylan, he was Bob Zimmerman, a kid from rural Minnesota.

This lyrical and gorgeously illustrated picture book biography follows Bob as he renames himself after his favorite poet, Dylan Thomas, and leaves his mining town to pursue his love of music in New York City. There, he meets his folk music hero and future mentor, Woody Guthrie, changing his life forever.

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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    "Burckhardt's crackle-varnished pictures evoke the earnest openheartedness of 19th century American primitivists."
    -- Publishers Weekly

    "A lovely glimpse at a custom that may be disappearing as fast as these beautifully empty country landscapes."
    -- School Library Journal

    Praise for Momma Loves Her Little Son:
    "The Americana-style illustrations are clear and wonderfully distinct, effortlessly capturing the spirit of the text and drawing the close attention of the reader who is sure to pore over the text and pictures of each page."
    -- Children's Literature

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When Bob Met Woody
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316112994
  • On Sale Date: 05/03/2011
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