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John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon
By Bryan Collier (illustrator) and Doreen Rappaport
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Disney Pr
Publication date May 10, 2016
Pages 48
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781484749623
ISBN-10 1484749626
Dimensions 0.25 by 10 by 11 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $8.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Lennon's influence on music and culture is legendary. From a young age, he dreamed of fame and fortune. When he achieved it as one of the Beatles, he recognized the need for a deeper meaning. His inner search for happiness shaped his life and brought new dimension to the world of rock 'n' roll.

Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier present John Lennon's life through a combination of narrative and song lyrics, cut-paper collage and watercolor art-capturing the energy and the essence of a man whose vision and creative genius continue to inspire people today.
Praise for the Big Words series:
John's Secret Dreams
"This beautiful and stirring tribute will surely send readers to bookshelves and the music stores to learn more about the man."
-School Library Journal
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-2002 Caldecott Honor Book
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-Child Magazine Best Book of 2001
-New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2001

* "A stunning, reverent tribute."
-School Library Journal, starred review

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* "Exceptional art, along with Rappaport's and Lincoln's words, makes this a fine celebration of a man who needs little introduction."
-Booklist, starred review
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* "Once again Rappaport celebrates a noble, heroic life in powerful, succinct prose, with prominent, well-chosen, and judiciously placed quotes that both instruct and inspire...Celebrate women in history and in politics with this picture-book life."
-School Library Journal, starred review
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* "Stirring and awe-inspiring."
-The Horn Book, starred review

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* "[T]his lavish picture-book biography deftly captures the legendary man's bold, exuberant nature. . . . A truly inspiring tribute to a seemingly larger-than-life U.S. president."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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-Booklist, starred review

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-School Library Journal, starred review


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786808175
 
from Disney Pr (October 1, 2004)
9780786808175 | details & prices | 48 pages | 10.50 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.25 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Introduces the life of John Lennon who, as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, sought to make the world a better and more peaceful place than the one in which he was raised.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781484749623
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Disney Pr (May 10, 2016)
9781484749623 | details & prices | 48 pages | 10.00 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $8.99
About: John Lennon's influence on music and culture is legendary.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606383349
 
from Turtleback Books (May 10, 2016)
9780606383349 | details & prices | List price $19.65
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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