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The Band’s Robbie Robertson Gets Children’s Book Biography

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will publish a biographical picture book profiling rock legend Robbie Robertson. Aimed at 6 to 9 year old readers, The book will be written by Robertson’s son, Sebastian Robertson (pictured with his father).

The book will include photographs and other material from Robertson’s personal collection. Editorial director Christy Ottaviano negotiated the deal with literary agent Ryan Harbage at the Fischer-Harbage Agency.

Here’s more from the release: “The book will focus on Robbie Robertson‘s early years growing up in Canada and, later, living and working in America. The son of a Native American mother and Jewish father, Robbie Robertson spent time as a child at Six Nation Indian Reservation where he received guitar lessons and excelled quickly. By the time he was sixteen, he was offered a guitarist spot with Ronnie Hawkins’s band, and then went on to become the lead guitarist and chief songwriter for the acclaimed music group, The Band.”

Full Disclosure: This GalleyCat Contributor has interned at Macmillan, Inc. in the past.

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