Picture book inspired by John Lennon's Imagine to be published

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A book based on Beatles star John Lennon's song Imagine is being released.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said it was publishing Imagine, inspired by the classic track of the same name and authorised by the late star's widow, Yoko Ono.

John Lennon
John Lennon (PA)

With illustrations by Jean Jullien, the book will feature John's lyrics as it tells of a young pigeon's mission to advocate for peace.

Imagine comes out on September 21, the United Nations' International Day of Peace.

It will be released in partnership with Amnesty International, which will receive some of the proceeds.

Yoko Ono (Joel Ryan/AP)
Yoko Ono (Joel Ryan/AP)

In recent years, Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind and Bruce Springsteen's Outlaw Pete have also inspired picture books.