If Dogs Run Free

By Bob Dylan; Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781451648799, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

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Description

Music icon Bob Dylan and acclaimed illustrator Scott Campbell team up in this delightful interpretation of Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free”!

If dogs run free,
Why not we?

In this quirky, spirited interpretation of Bob Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free,” illustrator Scott Campbell brings Dylan’s lyrics to life as a celebration of the freedom and creativity of childhood. Children of all ages will delight in the message, “Just do your thing!”




About the Author
Bob Dylan is one of the most lauded and greatest-loved songwriters and performers of all time. His particular brand of music first caught the public's attention in the 1960s. He has released thirty-five studio albums with hits ranging from "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Like a Rolling Stone" to "All Along the Watchtower," "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," and "Make You Feel My Love." His remarkable career in music and literature continues to this day.

Scott Campbell s paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world. He has created award-winning comics, such as Igloo Head and Tree Head, which appeared in the Flight anthology, and is the illustrator of "Zombie in Love" by Kelly DiPucchio; "East Dragon, West Dragon" by Robyn Eversole; and "If Dogs Run Free" by Bob Dylan. Scott lives in New York City. Visit him at PyramidCar.com.



Praise For If Dogs Run Free

"“If Dogs Run Free,” from the 1970 album New Morning, is Dylan’s version of a novelty song: a goof on a ’50s-style mashup of piano jazz and spoken word.... It inspires the talented Campbell (East Dragon, West Dragon) to create a benevolent, retro-ish watercolor universe of cross-species friendships and endlessly fun things to do, with a wide-eyed and inexhaustible girl, her younger brother, and their pet dog as ringleaders."

"The lyrics to a 1970 Dylan song serve as the text for this quirky ode to children and dogs running free, doing their own thing. Through his appealing watercolor illustrations, Campbell has done a fine job creating a coherent, imaginative story from Dylan’s poetic lyrics...a satisfying tale, with undeniably cute canines and children running free and enjoying life, on their own like rolling stones."

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