Yellow Submarine: Midi Edition

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A whole new generation will be climbing aboard this sunny, psychedelic storybook, while nostalgic Beatles fans of all ages will be clamoring for a ticket to ride.

Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colorful land of song and laughter called Pepperland, where Sergeant Pepper's Band was always playing your song — until the Blue Meanies burst on the scene and chased all the music and magic away. So began the classic 1968 film Yellow ...

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Overview

A whole new generation will be climbing aboard this sunny, psychedelic storybook, while nostalgic Beatles fans of all ages will be clamoring for a ticket to ride.

Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colorful land of song and laughter called Pepperland, where Sergeant Pepper's Band was always playing your song — until the Blue Meanies burst on the scene and chased all the music and magic away. So began the classic 1968 film Yellow Submarine, inspired by a song and hailed as an avant-garde amalgam of pop art, Beatles music, and highly innovative animation. Now that film's dazzling images — and its lighthearted, witty tale — is showcased in a glorious picture book sure to be savored by fans and readers of all ages.

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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Pepperland is a land filled with music, but deeply hated by the Chief Blue Meanie, who sends the Meanie Army out to destroy all the music in Pepperland. Only Capitan Fred was able to escape in the Yellow Submarine. After surfacing at Liverpool, Fred recruits the Beatles to return to Pepperland in order to defeat the Blue Meanies and return music to the land. On their way to Pepperland, they encounter numerous creatures that put their mission in danger, but they eventually reach Pepperland and manage to free the inhabitants by playing their unique music and introducing the Blue Meanies to the Beatles. It is never too early to introduce children to the music of The Beatles. Yellow Submarine, the song and the movie, are easily adapted to children's stories. The illustrations are lifted directly from the movie and songs from the album are highlighted in bold font throughout the text. This is a fun little book and children will enjoy the funny illustrations as much as they enjoy the silly story. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763658540
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 428,259
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Inspired by the song "Yellow Submarine" from the Beatles' Revolver album, the film YELLOW SUBMARINE was released in 1968 and was quickly hailed as a visionary masterpiece. This extraordinary collaboration of talent — Heinz Edelmann's art wedded with Beatles music — was brought to life in celluloid with groundbreaking animation techniques. More than thirty-five years later, the film continues to beguile adults and children alike.
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