Sometimes the best friends lie just beyond our imagination.
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.
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find your place in the world.
It's a book about bravery, friendship, the power of storytelling... and to top it all off, it's pretty as all get out. Santat's bold visual style provides the perfect balance to this very tender tale. - BookRiot
This adventure into the land of friendship will tug at your heartstrings. - Kids' Book Review
Dan Santat is one of the hardest working people in the industry today. And while his immense talent was always evident, Beekle takes his artistry to a new level. - The Huffington Post
sweet, mind-bending gumdrop of a tale - New York Times Book Review
a versatile and talented illustrator, ranges wide, drawing underwater ocean scenes, grim cityscapes, and appealing alien creatures. - Publishers Weekly
Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you - Kirkus Reviews
a uniquely visual and emotional experience that respects [the younger reader's] understandings and abilities ... distinctive and engaging - ReadPlus
Rhett Miller is a singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular rock band Old 97's. Between projects with the Old 97's Miller has released six solo albums, most recently 2015's The Traveler. In addition to his songwriting, Miller has branched out to write fiction and nonfiction. He has authored short stories, essays and articles that have been featured in Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeny's, The Atlantic and Salon. When not on tour Rhett Miller resides in New Paltz, New York with his wife and two children.
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 and two children.