Picture Book - 2017
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Illustrates, through the eyes of a little pigeon, John Lennon's song about imagining a world at peace, in which people of all sorts live as one. Includes afterword about peace, freedom, and Amnesty International.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in partnership with Amnesty International, 2017
ISBN: 9781328808653
Branch Call Number: JP LENNON
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Jullien, Jean
Ono, Yōko


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A little pigeon sets out to spread a message of tolerance around the world. Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's song, this poignant picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Published in partnership with Amnesty International.

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samcmar Jan 27, 2018

There is a wonderful simplicity to the artwork, as you're watching this pigeon explore the world around him, trying to unify people. Ultimately that was Lennon's message on a whole, finding peace, loving others regardless of race, gender, colour, sexuality or creed. He believed that one day the world would be "one" and peace would defeat war. We need the hope that Imagine provides to remind us that people are not inherently evil.

I enjoyed Yoko Ono's forward in the book and he discussion of John Lennon's thought process when he crafted Imagine, and what he hoped from the world. She said that we need Imagine now more than ever because the world isn't "one" and hope must triumph over despair. This picture book is a lovely addition to anyone's picture book collection and worth the read with your loved ones.

Jlderdall Nov 14, 2017

This story (song) never gets old. I'm happy that it's been made into a childrens book!

shades of jonathan Livingston seagull, eh? why does neil diamond get the bigger bird?


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