Paul McCartney Makes His Children’s Book Debut with HEY GRANDUDE!

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Today, Random House Books for Young Readers is publishing the picture book debut from the inimitable Paul McCartney: HEY GRANDUDE! – an action-packed roller-coaster ride that introduces a charming grandfather—the eponymous Grandude—and his four grandchildren.  HEY GRANDUDE! is a heartwarming tale of adventure with a twist of magic, inspired by Paul’s own experience as a grandfather. 

See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin! Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather and intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer.  With his magic compass, he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches.

Brought to life with gloriously colorful illustrations from talented artist Kathryn Durst, HEY GRANDUDE! is the perfect bedtime story for little explorers and for readers young and old to enjoy together.

HEY GRANDUDE! is also available as an audiobook, narrated by the author himself, from Listening Library.

To watch Paul McCartney talk “hits, history and HEY GRANDUDE!” with Al Roker on The Today Show, click here.

Since writing his first song at the age of fourteen, Paul McCartney has had an impossibly prolific and singularly influential career. In the 1960s, Paul changed the world forever with The Beatles. He continued to push boundaries as a solo artist and with Wings, has received eighteen Grammys, and in 1997 was knighted for his services to music. Paul’s most recent album, Egypt Station, was his first solo effort to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts since 1982’s Tug of War. Paul is a dedicated philanthropist, passionately advocating for many causes, including animal rights and environmental issues. He’s also a very proud grandfather.

Kathryn Durst is a graduate of Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. With a background in animation, she has interned with Pixar Animation Studios, in addition to working with various children’s book publishers. When she is not illustrating books, she can be found playing the accordion, growing vegetables, folk dancing, or putting on shadow puppet shows. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her grumpy mini dachshund named Chili Dog.


Posted: September 5, 2019