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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (Hardcover)

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Bestselling creator Dan Santat's Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventure of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is an inventive and thoughtful celebration of companionship.

On an island far away, an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle.

The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet?--combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.

About the Author


Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. He invites you to visit him online at dantat.com.

Praise For…


Caldecott Medal Winner
New York Times Bestseller
#1 Indiebound Bestseller
Huffington Post Best Overall Picture Book of 2014
PBS Parents Best Picture Book of the Year
NPR "Great Read"
ALSC Notable Book for Children
A Chicago Public Library Best Picture Book of the Year

"[A] sweet, mind-bending gumdrop of a tale."
The New York Times Book Review

"Bursting at the seams with charm."
The Huffington Post

* "There's something here that feels just right as an "unimaginary" friendship creates a joyous, recognizable bond. A terrific addition to any library."—School Library Journal (starred review)

"Beekle [is] a crowned white gumdrop of lovable cuteness...Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you."—Kirkus Reviews

"This story would comfort children looking for new friends and would also encourage children to reach out to someone different."—LMC


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316199988
ISBN-10: 0316199982
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 8th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English

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I am unable to put into words how much I loved this book. Each of Sandhya's pervious books are wonderful (When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle, With Love). I read this book all in one night and was so happy with it that I sat down the next morning to write down my thoughts but I felt so intimidated by how much joy this book brought me. Strange to belive, but I just don't think my words would be able to describe to you the sweet happiness, quiet power, and gentle love in this story. All I can tell you is that this book will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear.