Yellow Submarine by The Beatles (Author), Heinz Edelmann (Illustrator)
Paperback: 40 pages
Age Range: 5 – 14 years
Publisher: Walker Books
Join the Beatles as they set off on a magical adventure to bring music and love back to Pepperland in this extraordinary collaboration of talent.
Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colourful land of music and laughter called Pepperland – a place where ergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band was always playing your song. That is, until the Blue Meanies burst on the scene and chased all the magical music away. So began the classic 1968 film Yellow Submarine, inspired by the iconic song, which was quickly hailed as a visionary masterpiece – an avant-garde amalgam of Heinz Edelmann’s pop art, groundbreaking animation techniques and the Beatles’ wonderful music.
Now, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the titular song, comes a new paperback edition of Yellow Submarine, showcasing the film’s dazzling images and its lighthearted, witty tale in a glorious picture book to be savoured by fans and readers of all ages.
AND FOR OLDER CHILDREN/ADULTS…
The Beatles Yellow Submarine by Bill Morrison (Author, Illustrator)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation.
The Beatles are recruited by the Captain of the Yellow Submarine to help him free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the world of Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies.
The music-loving, underwater paradise of Pepperland has been overrun by the music-hating Blue Meanies and their leader, Chief Blue Meanie. They turn the people of Pepperland into living statues by dropping apples on them and imprison the Pepperland’s guardians, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band inside a soundproof blue glass globe, before confiscating all the music instruments in the land. Pepperland’s mayor sends aging sailor, Young Fred out in the fabled Yellow Submarine to find help. He travels to our world where he stumbles across the Beatles and begs them to help him free his world. They agree and head back to Pepperland, teaming up with Jeremy The Nowhere Man along the way to help overthrow the evil Blue Meanies through the power of music and love.