The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend
Written by Dan Santat
Lovereading4kids Price £9.59
£11.99 saving £2.40 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
Imaginary friends are a rich source for writers and ‘unimaginary friend’ Beekle’s story is rather special. A pudgy little blob of white, he waits to be picked with the other imaginary friends, but he’s still there alone after they’ve all gone. So he does the unimaginable and sets off alone to find his friend himself. The voyage is frightening, but beautiful, the real world grey; a muted place where no-one stops to hear the music. Only in a children’s playground does it light up and it’s near there that Beekle finds the friend he’s been waiting for, and learns that she’s been waiting for him too. The text is short, Santat’s detailed, fantastical pictures carry most of the story. The uplifting message about finding the courage to make your own way will resonate with children and adults alike. ~ Andrea Reece
The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
On one very special day an imaginary friend is born on an island far away. Here, he and his other imaginary friends play all day and each night they sit beneath the stars, hoping and waiting for their turn to be picked, to be imagined, by a real child. But this particular imaginary friend waits and waits, and still no child imagines him. So he does the unimaginable - he sets off into the real world. Once there, he searches so long that he is just about to give up, when a shy, bookish girl named Alice meets him. Gradually they discover they are perfect for each other...and Alice has the perfect name for her imaginary friend: Beekle.
'A sweet, mind-bending gumdrop of a tale' New York Times
'Bursting at the seams with charm' Huffington Post
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by Dan Santat
Andersen Press Ltd
4th February 2016
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlifeAmrit Bunet – Teen
I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!Jessica Cobbin – age 7
We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!Emily Jacques
I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.Adam Graham
It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.Sam Harper – age 10
It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods
We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!Rachel Bridgeman
I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new booksElosie Clarkson – age 11