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  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241375662
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Hey Grandude!




A magical adventure for all the family from beloved music legend Paul McCartney, taking readers around the world and back in time for bed!

This is a new paperback edition with an accompanying CD, featuring narration, instrumental music, and sound effects - all performed by the author himself.

New York Times No.1 Bestseller - now including a story CD performed by the author, bringing the magic to life.From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun that grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.

Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! 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!

Beautifully imagined in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect bedtime story for little explorers.

This is a new paperback edition with an accompanying CD, featuring narration, instrumental music, and sound effects - all performed by the author himself.

A charming tale from the music legend - with the most glorious illustrations that will be enjoyed by old and young - THE SUN

Inspired by his own experience of being a 'Grandude' of eight, the picture book sees four youngsters and their grandfather travel the world on a host of magical adventures. Accompanied by Kathryn Durst's colourful illustrations, it's sure to take pride of place on any little one's bookshelf -OK MAGAZINE

  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241375662
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

Paul McCartney

Since writing his first song at the age of fourteen, Paul McCartney's career has been impossibly prolific and singularly influential. In the 1960s Paul changed the world forever with The Beatles. He didn't stop there, and has continued to push boundaries, as a solo artist, with Wings, and through collaborations with numerous world-renowned artists. He has received 18 Grammys, and in 1996 was knighted by H.M. The Queen for his services to music.Paul is a dedicated philanthropist, passionately advocating for many causes including animal rights and environmental issues. He's also a very proud grandfather.Paul's most recent album Egypt Station was his first ever album to debut at Number One in the US album charts.

Kathryn Durst

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 may 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.

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Paul McCartney announces his picture book!

“I’ve written a new children’s picture book. It’s called Hey Grandude!... I wanted to write it for grandparents everywhere, so it gives them something to read to the grandkids at bedtime”. – Sir Paul McCartney We are thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Paul McCartney’s first ever picture book – meet Grandude, an intrepid explorer and his four grandchildren who on extraordinary adventures! Out next September

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A first look at Paul McCartney’s picture book Hey Grandude!

This timeless picture book is an action-packed adventure story with a wonderful wind-down-to-bedtime ending. 

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