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    Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:42:18

    Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Releasing Children's Book - There's also a charity component

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    When not on the road with his bands, blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge always made it a point to read to his children, Ava and Jonas. What a good dad DeLonge is!

    Now the punk rock papa is proud to share some of his storytime with the world, through the release of his first children's book The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve .

    This book, written by DeLonge, is a wistful story for the young and the young-at-heart alike. Wonderfully illustrated by Mike Henry, the book is a tale of a rocketeer alone on the moon on a cold Christmas night, and the gift he receives from a few unexpected (and extraterrestrial) friends.

    Ooh! We're not children, but this sounds like a book we want to read. Children's books are not just for kids.

    To celebrate the spirit of the holiday season, DeLonge and Henry are proud to announce a charity auction to benefit San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital, which is viewable at CharityBuzz.com.

    With a pre-sale active now, the book will be available exclusively as a special, limited-edition Lonely Astronaut Christmas Package at AngelsAndAirwaves.com.

    Available for $50 to the first 1000 customers, the package contains: a hardcover, first edition of the book, including a certificate of authenticity signed by DeLonge; one digital version of the book for iPad, Nook or Kindle (delivered on release date); one "Lonely Astronaut" clear acrylic etched ornament; and a limited-edition t-shirt. Premium shipping available to guarantee delivery by December 25.

    Additionally, DeLonge and Henry are happy to do their part to benefit San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital Foundation. Beginning today, November 25, fans can visit CharityBuzz.com to bid on a package containing: The complete 22 pages of signed original art from the book; a DeLonge signed guitar; and a meet and greet with DeLonge in his San Diego studio (travel/hotel not included, alternate plans can be arranged for those unable to travel to San Diego). The auction will close on December 13.

    Will you bid or pre-order? Will you grab this book?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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