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Real Love: The Drawings for Sean

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Full-color pictures with captions that John Lennon did for his son Sean.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 18th 1999 by Random House Children's Books
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Cali Santos
Aug 18, 2011 rated it liked it
got the book because of the drawing and the colors.. once upon an elephant is cute... also laughed at an elephant forgetting, a bird bath and a horse laughing! how i'd love to draw like that and teach my kids :)
Real Love: The Drawings for Sean by John Lennon (1999)
Nov 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Beatles fans will enjoy sharing this little picture book filled with John Lennon's simplistic and quirky illustrations with their children. My favorite portion was the forward, written by Yoko Ono, describing the origin of the drawings and what a playful attentive father he was to their son Sean.
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Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Adorable, and so funny. Collie Flower and Pecking Order were two of my favorites. <3
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
collections of drawings done by John Lennon for his son Sean - believe this might be a re-release?
Merja Pohjola
May 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Just leafed through it once again ;)
Nov 14, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a cute book of drawings by John Lennon and his son, Sean. It's just a nice book to flip through and be entertained by.
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's so sweet and the love for his son is felt through the pages.
Robbie S.
Oh would I ever like a chance to tear the pictures out of this book!
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
I expected more. More humor, more creativity, more.
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John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE, was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, and together with Paul McCartney formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager, his first band, The Quarrymen, evolving into The Beatles in 19
More about John Lennon...
“There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all”
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