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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

By G. Neri
Illustrated by AG Ford

A stirring look at the early life of Johnny Cash, from his harsh but music-filled childhood to the first flush of stardom.

There’s never been anyone like music legend Johnny Cash. His deep voice is instantly recognizable, and his heartfelt songs resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds. G. Neri captures Johnny’s story in beautiful free verse, portraying an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent who grew up in extreme poverty, faced incredible challenges, and ultimately found his calling by always being true to the gift of his voice. A. G. Ford’s luscious paintings of the dramatic southern landscape of Johnny Cash’s childhood illuminate this portrait of a legend, taking us from his humble beginnings to his enormous success on the world stage.

  • The very first picture book biography of Johnny Cash, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
  • Extensive back matter includes an author's note, a biblilography, a discography, and an overview of some of the historical events that Johnny Cash lived through and how they shaped his music.

About the author

G. Neri is the author of Ghetto Cowboy, winner of a Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award. He also wrote Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, which received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and Chess Rumble, awarded a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. G. Neri lives in Florida.

About the illustrator

A. G. Ford has illustrated many picture books, including Goal! by Mina Javaherbin and Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A. G. Ford lives in Dallas, Texas.

ISBN: 9780763662455
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Dimensions: 259 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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