Yellow submarine

by Gardner, Charlie.

Format: Print Book 2004
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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 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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This stiff likeness of the 1968 animated film recaps the original's flimsy script, surreal illustrations and iconic lyrics, earnestly insisting that "All you need is Love." Yet it lacks the kaleidoscopic mobility and sound that make Yellow Submarine such a groovy period piece, and it can't match the Peter Maxed-out psychedelia that let audiences overlook the plot's non-sequiturs. The uninitiated will puzzle at the offbeat story, in which the authoritarian Blue Meanies flash-freeze the music-loving people of Pepperland, and Yellow Submarine Captain Fred summons John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day. The lads gamely brave a Sea of Monsters, a nasty blue Glove and a four-headed bulldog, making Beatlesque wisecracks while restoring music and peace. The banter, which once set up art director Heinz Edelmann's designs and established the Beatles' personalities, now just alludes to oldfangled technology and Sixties music; the sub's propellers turn "at a steady 33 1/3 rpm" (" `Do we need a ticket to ride?' asked George./ `Only if we're taking the mystery tour,' Ringo joked"). Fans will enjoy the musical references, but may be hard-pressed to glean much excitement from this picture-book package. For Beatles fanatics only. All ages. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Music -- Fiction.
Love -- Fiction.
Music -- Juvenile fiction.
Love stories -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2004
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles Yellow submarine (Motion picture)
Contributors Andreanelli, Fiona, bk. designer, illustrator.
Edelmann, Heinz, 1934-2009.
Language English
Notes "Adapted from the screenplay by Leo Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, and Eric Segal"--T.p. verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0763624403 (lib. bdg.)
9780763624408 (lib. bdg.)
9780763658540 (hdbk.)
0763658545 (hdbk.)
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