Octopus's Garden by Ringo Starr

Octopus's Garden

Written by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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November 2013 Book of the Month Based on the lyrics of the world famous Beatles song, this glorious picture book follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus's garden. The playful Octopus takes them on a wondrous underwater adventure - riding on the backs of turtles, playing pirates in a sunken city and sheltering from a storm in the octopus's cave.


Octopus's Garden by Ringo Starr

The picture book of 2013 - an autumn must-have! Pop royalty meets picture book A-lister!

The book comes with an accompanying CD which includes an exclusive reading by Ringo Starr and a never-before-heard version of the song.

Ringo Starr first composed Octopus’s Garden 45 years ago in 1968, when holidaying in Sardinia on Peter Sellers’ yacht. The boat’s captain, having offered Ringo an octopus lunch (which he turned down), explained how octopuses trawl the sea bed for shiny stones and objects to put in front of their caves, like something of a garden, and so inspired the lyrics for the song which first appeared on the Abbey Road album in 1969.

Ringo Starr gave the following message for fans:
“It’s great that Octopus’s Garden is being brought to life for a whole new generation. Ben Cort’s colourful illustrations really capture the feel of the song. I love it! Peace and Love, Ringo.”

About the Author

Ringo Starr

Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo Starr has been one of the world's brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful and dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter and drummer, an active musical collaborator and as an actor. Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock 'n' roll, Ringo continues to play an important role in modern music with his solo recording and touring.

Photo credit ~ Barbara Bach

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32 pages


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

24th October 2013




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