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“In My Life”

Written by: John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Illustrated by: Genevieve Santos

Publisher: Little Simon, Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: February 2021

Genre: Music; Children’s Literature

“In My Life” – the song

The song, “In My Life” by The Beatles was composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and appears on their 1965 album, Rubber Soul.

One of my favorite versions of “In My Life” is performed by Canadian singer-songwriter, Chantal Kreviazuk, whose version was used as the theme song for the American television series, Providence (1999-2002).

“In My Life” – the book

Art©️Genevieve Santos | Little Simon, Simon & Schuster

In the new children’s book of the same title, published in 2021, the song’s lyrics are turned into a touching story thanks to gorgeous illustrations by California artist, Genevieve Santos. She is “a self-described wandering nomad who has visited more than thirty countries (and counting). She uses her experiences and observances from her travels, mixed with her curiosity about the world, and pours them into her art. Her exuberance and joie de vivre come through in her illustrations” (by the publisher).

In addition to her book, she just launched new washi tapes, drinkware, stickers, and cards with the theme of “Mahal Kita.” It means “I love you” in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines.

Along with cute “Boba Girl” stickers (that I got for each of my daughters who love the bubble tea drink), I purchased the book from Genevieve Santos’ website, Le Petit Elefant. Get your copysigned by the illustrator — today!

Art©️Genevieve Santos | Little Simon, Simon & Schuster

If you love The Beatles, bicycles, lighthouses, and beautiful illustrations, this book is for you! I absolutely adore it. 🥰

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