Bruce Springsteen announced that he will launch a new children’s book. The star claimed that his new book will be named Outlaw Pete and will be a unique story.
The 64 year old rock legend, who has become widely known for successful hits such as Born to Run and Dancing in the Dark, has revealed that the book is based on the opening song from his Working On a Dream musical project. Outlaw Pete was written by the star with the help of Frank Caruso, a famous cartoonist. “Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins,” Bruce Springsteen said.
The fact that Bruce Springsteen will release a book is not that shocking after all. The star will just join a list of many famous rock stars who turned into authors of children’s books. The list includes names such as Madonna, Carly Simon or Jimmy Buffett.
The famous rocker also revealed that his story was inspired by a classic book for children, Brave Cowboy Bill. This book was first published in 1950 and Bruce actually loves it, as it was a story that his mom used to read to him as a child. The new book is published by Simon & Schuster and can be read by anyone willing to discover the great story.
However, reports indicate that the idea for this book actually came from Frank Caruso and not from the popular singer. “When Bruce wrote ‘Outlaw Pete’ he didn’t just write a great song, he created a great character,” Caruso claimed in a statement. “The first time I heard the song this book played out in my head. 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 the great American literary characters,” the same statement added.
This is the first book published by Bruce Springsteen, although the star is well known for his storytelling through his songs. Although his new book is considered to be a children’s story, the story is actually said to be great for anyone who loves western, regardless of age. The book is said to be available in sale starting with November 4.