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Tom DeLonge to Release Children’s Book, "The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve"

Image courtesy of AngelsAndAirwaves.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of AngelsAndAirwaves.com (via ABC News Radio)

You wouldn’t normally associate Angels and Airwaves / Blink-182 with children’s literature, but Tom DeLonge will be releasing something special for the kiddies this Christmas.

The singer/guitarist has teamed up with artist Mike Henry to deliver his first children’s book, The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve . As the title suggests, the book is about "a rocketeer alone on the moon on a cold Christmas night, and the gift he receives from a few unexpected (and extraterrestrial) friends."

The first edition of the book will be available as part of a limited-edition Lonely Astronaut Christmas Package, which will be available starting November 25 on AngelsAndAirwaves.com.  In addition to a hardcover copy of the book, the package includes a certificate of authenticity signed by DeLonge, a digital version of the book for iPad, Nook or Kindle, a Lonely Astronaut clear acrylic etched ornament, and a limited-edition t-shirt.

DeLonge is also putting a special one-of-a-kind package up for a charity auction, the proceeds from which will benefit San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital. That set includes the complete 22 pages of signed original art from the book, a guitar signed by DeLonge, and a meet-and-greet with the guitarist. You can bid on that package at CharityBuzz.com starting November 25.

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