The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (Caldecott Medal Winner) (Hardcover)
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#1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning creator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
This magical story begins on an island far away where 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.
From the creator of many beloved books including After the Fall and Are We There Yet? comes a gently humorous, utterly endearing and deeply thoughtful celebration of friends.
"[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