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OTRC: Keith Richards to release first children's book, 'Gus & Me'

Left - Keith Richards and daughter Theodora appear at the AMC party for the final episodes of 'Breaking Bad' on July 31, 2013. Right - The cover of Keith Richards' children's book 'Gus and Me.' (Amanda Schwab / startraksphoto.com / twitter.com/officialKeef)

Not only is Keith Richards one of 2014's highest-earning music artists as a member of The Rolling Stones, he's also set to be a children's book author.

The rocker, 70, released a statement on his official Facebook page on March 11 that he will release a children's book, titled "Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar," to print and digital retailers on Sept. 9. Keith's daughter, Theodora, provides illustrations for the book.

The book is said to explore a unique autobiographical narrative about a young Keith Richards, who is introduced to music by his grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who he referred to as "Gus." The story will also feature photographs from the Richards family over the years, to highlight on the generations theme explored in the book.

"I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about," Keith 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."

Keith's daughter Theodora also expressed her excitement to team up with her father for the children's book. The 28-year-old artist's work can be seen on the cover of "Gus & Me." (See photo, above.)

"When I found out they wanted me to be a part of this project, my immediate instinct was to say yes, and I am so happy I did," Theodora said. "To be able to explore my father's relationship with his grandfather was a gift in itself. The thing that I've learnt during this whole process have just been life affirming."

Fans can pre-oder "Gus & Me" at Barnes & Noble's online store ahead of it's Sept. 9 release.

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