Wendy Parnell
Born2Run

Born To Run:
The Story of Johnny 99

$16.95

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Product Description

“KID, YOU BETTER GET THE PICTURE BOOK… You don’t have to be familiar with Springsteen’s work to appreciate the sweet story and Johnny’s road trip… but for those of us who are, you can play Spot the References and see if you get all 99.”
– Backstreets

32-page, 8″ x 8″ hardcover picture book and e-book is inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen.

The book’s themes are largely universal; therefore, knowledge of Springsteen’s music is not a requirement for the enjoyment of this book. However those who are familiar with the music of Bruce Springsteen will delight in the near one hundred references to Bruce Springsteen that can be found in the book.

Written by Wendy Parnell and illustrated by Matt Hall, www.MattHallArt.com

For more info on Springsteen and to get his music visit www.BruceSpringsteen.net

Additional Information

Weight .6875 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 1 in
format

e-Book, Hardcover

    Reviews

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    “KID, YOU BETTER GET THE PICTURE BOOK… You don’t have to be familiar with Springsteen’s work to appreciate the sweet story and Johnny’s road trip… but for those of us who are, you can play Spot the References and see if you get all 99. Wendy’s story is beautifully illustrated by Matt Hall.”
    – Backstreets

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    “(The story) finds Johnny 99 leaving his hometown and going off to look for his runaway American dream. Illustrator Matt Hall perfectly captures the motion and spirit of the book in his colorful, kinetic drawings.” (view full article here)
    – San Antonio Express-News

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    “WOW! +”
    – Lone Star Book Review

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    “…it’s the perfect book for Springsteen fans…”
    – GreasyLake.org

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    “…this book should definitely appeal to fans of the Boss who have children, grandkids or even friends with kids! The story and the illustrations make it a fun read for all ages.”
    -Eric Dahl, Nashville’s FOX 17 Rock & Review Host

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    “A very creative story surrounding Springsteen song references & incredible visuals throughout the entire book! “Born To Run: The Story of Johnny 99″ is filled with Springsteen references that fans will love to discover. It’s almost like Christmas morning when turning to the next page. Wendy and Matt did a fantastic job!”
    – Brandon Thompson at http://www.blogitallnight.com

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    “Wow, what a fantastic story! I am just in awe of how (Parnell) achieved the full story arc in such a short amount of space, the rhyming, the sincerity of tone, the illustrations. This is a fabulous book.”
    – writer/editor, Libbye A. Morris

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