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Rock and Roll Highway

Rock and Roll Highway

The Robbie Robertson Story

Sebastian Robertson; illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group the Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time? Written by his son, Sebastian, this is the story of a rock-and-roll legend's journey through music, beginning when he was taught to play guitar at nine years old on a Native American reservation. Rock and Roll Highway is the story of a young person's passion, drive, and determination to follow his dream.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)

Praise for Rock and Roll Highway

“A thorough chronicling of a musical trailblazer.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This attractive picture book biography profiles artist Robbie Robertson . . . a well-illustrated and nicely told story.” —School Library Journal

“Kids who like dancing around to their parents' (or grandparents') LPs may get a kick - and learn something too - from this insightful picture-book bio of rocker Robbie Robertson, penned by his son.” —Booklist

“Gustavson's naturalistic oil paintings combine off-the-cuff moments with more iconic compositions that might have been pulled from dusty album covers.” —Publishers Weekly

Reviews from Goodreads

Sebastian Robertson; illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Like his father, Sebastian Robertson is a musician and accomplished songwriter. He has written many songs for major television series such as Felicity, Boston Public, Boston Common, and Sammy, and is on staff with MTV as a composer for non-scripted shows. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.
Adam Gustavson is the award-winning illustrator of over twenty books for children, including Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig, Snow Day! by Lester L. Laminack, and the Charlie Bumpers series by Bill Harley. His childhood was shaped in no small part by his parents' extensive album collection, which included several records of The Band. Adam holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in New Jersey with his family and several guitars.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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