Imagine (Hardcover)

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By John Lennon, Jean Jullien (Illustrator)
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Colorful, yet simple illustrations aside the beautiful lyrics to Imagine make this new picture book perfect as a read aloud or as a gift for a teacher or kid.

— From Jill's 2017 Picks


Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a journey to spread a message of tolerance around the world. Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon’s iconic song and illustrations by the award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine will be published in partnership with human rights organization Amnesty International.

About the Author

John Lennon was a founding member of The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. In 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced worldwide hit songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine.” Visit

Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist based in London and Los Angeles. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. He has illustrated several books for children, including Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor, and is the creator of This Is Not a Book, named a Best Picture Book of 2016 by Publishers Weekly. Visit him online at

Praise For…

"Adults will enjoy this creative take on a beloved song, and the book can easily blend with lessons about cooperation and sharing—and even age-appropriate lessons on global conflicts." —SLJ

"An inviting, relevant, and timely message of tolerance, inclusiveness, unity, and peace. Just imagine." —Kirkus

For fans of Lennon’s song eager to introduce it to a new generation, Jullien’s panoply of boldly outlined, lovable birds offers an accessible entry point to ideas of peace, kindness, and justice." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781328808653
ISBN-10: 1328808653
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 21st, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English