When Bob Met Woody by Gary Golio & Marc Burckhardt
The Story of the Young Bob Dylan

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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.

About Gary Golio & Marc Burckhardt

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Gary Golio is the New York Times bestselling author of Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow, A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix. He has also counseled children and teens in the area of addiction. Gary lives with his wife, the author Susanna Reich, in Ossining, New York. To learn more, please visit www.garygolio.com. Rudy Gutierrez is a Pura Belpré Honor-winning illustrator who has also created album art, most notably for the group Santana's acclaimed release Shaman. He teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Bogota, New Jersey. To learn more, please visit www.altpick.com/rudygutierrez.
Published May 3, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.

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With lyrical, plainspoken writing that echoes folk music itself, Golio (Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow) portrays the young Dylan as a teenager driven by both his music ("He'd fall asleep with the guitar in his lap, and he'd even forget to bathe or brush his teeth") and his sense of alienation ("Teas...

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Like Bob Dylan’s own Forever Young (Ginee Seo Books, 2008), When Bob Met Woody takes the reader into a young boy’s quest to create his place in the world and pursue his dreams.

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