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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Dan Santat

7 Reviews

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Interest age: from c 4 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture books: character books, Picture storybooks


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.

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Praise for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

  • 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

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Dan Santat

New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat, a Society of Illustrators' The Original Art Silver Medal winner and the 2015 Caldecott Medal recipient, is the author/illustrator of AFTER THE FALL, ARE WE THERE YET?, THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND, SIDEKICKS and the illustrator of CRANKENSTEIN by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. For more, visit

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