Bob Dylan Blowin' In The Wind Children's Book

02/07/2011
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The first picture book edition of "Blowin' in the Wind," the legendary song written by Bob Dylan, will be published by Sterling Children's Books in November 2011 and illustrated by Jon J Muth.

"Bob Dylan's timeless message about war and peace is just as resonant with parents and children today as it was almost 50 years ago," said Frances Gilbert, VP/Publisher of Sterling Children's Books.

"With Jon J Muth's ethereal and poetic paintings, this picture book will be a breathtaking experience for readers of all generations." The book will include a CD of Bob Dylan's original recording.

Bob Dylan released "Blowin' in the Wind" on his 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The song is often hailed as an anthem of the 1960s civil rights movement, but in tackling universal questions about freedom, justice, war, and peace, it has become much more than just a protest song. "Blowin' in the Wind" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it #14 on the magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

Jon J Muth is a best-selling writer and illustrator. For over twenty years he created comics and graphic novels, culminating in the industry's highest honor, an Eisner Award for The Mystery Play. In 1999 Mr. Muth started what has been more than a decade in children's books. He is the author and illustrator of Zen Shorts, a Caldecott Honor book, which Kirkus Reviews called "as perfect a picture book as can be." He illustrated the anthology A Family of Poems by Caroline Kennedy. His book The Three Questions has been described as "quietly life-changing" by the New York Times. Mr. Muth's work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in New York.

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