Bruce Springsteen to release his first children's book
Bruce Springsteen is to release his first children's book.
The legendary rocker has teamed up with writer and cartoonist Frank Caruso and the pair have worked to transform his 2009 song 'Outlaw Pete' into a children's book.
The track (which you can hear below) is based aroud the story of the 1950 children's book Brave Cowboy Bill, which Springsteen's mother read to him as a child. The book will be released on November 4th.
Speaking in a statement about the project, Caruso said: "When Bruce wrote 'Outlaw Pete' he didn't just write a great song, he created a great character, "The first time I heard the song this book played out in my head."
He continued: "Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale and for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of our country and weaves its way into the fabric of great American literary characters."
Springsteen himself added: "Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins."
Springsteen is currently taking time out after completing his world tour in support of new album High Hopes (which you can hear on the right of the page).