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In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, Dolly Parton arrives at the NBCUniversal Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

Picture book inspired by Dolly Parton song coming in fall

In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, Dolly Parton arrives at the NBCUniversal Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP
In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, Dolly Parton arrives at the NBCUniversal Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

NEW YORK — Dolly Parton is the latest musician to have one of her songs become a book.

 

Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Thursday that it will release “The Coat of Many Colors” on Oct. 18.

 

Based on her classic song about her childhood in rural Tennessee, the book will feature illustrations by Brooke Boynton Hughes and a downloadable song by Parton, “Making Fun Ain’t Funny.”

 

Other songs that inspired recent books include Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.” TVJ