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The Adventures Of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

byDan Santat

Picture Books | April 8, 2014

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Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal
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 one's place in the world.

New York Timesbestselling illustrator Dan Santat, a Society of Illustrators' The Original Art Silver Medal winner, is the author/illustrator ofSidekicksand the illustrator ofCrankensteinby Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. His website is
Title:The Adventures Of Beekle: The Unimaginary FriendFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.38 × 8.88 × 0.5 inPublished:April 8, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316199982

ISBN - 13:9780316199988


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute! This story symbolizes the importance of friendship.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Such an adorable story! Great story on how to make friends.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read A beautiful and touching story. To the person talking negatively about politics, I don't know what that has to do with this book? This is a children's story not a sociopolitical narrative....
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite Lovely picture book about imagination and making friends. Wonderful illustrations.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful Beautiful and touching, your child will enjoy this book and it will become a bedtime favourite.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful pictures and a wonderful story I bought this book for my nieces (ages 2 and 5) and they both love it for different reasons. The youngest loves picking out items in the pictures and the eldest loves the story about finding a friend.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Story This is a great read for young children! Its creative, funny and imaginative. Guaranteed enjoyment
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this book My daughter bought this book for her younger sister and it's a lovely book for all ages. Love the pictures and the colours on each page. It's a great book to read! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book It was intended as a Christmas gift for a niece. I had to read it (because, you know, responsibility!) and then I couldn't give it away anymore. It became my eldest's favorite book because of the cute story and the wonderful illustrations.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Cute Story We had to buy this after taking it out at the library, it was an instant family favorite.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a beautiful book This is probably my favorite kid's book. My son loves it (he can't pronounce Beekle so he calls it his Beeple book) and asks to read it before bed every night. The illustrations are beautiful but I love the story even more. Such a cute and inspiring little book. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Positive and Beautiful Book Gorgeous and creative artwork with a positive message: be brave, be yourself, don't give up, don't wait for good things to happen - make them happen. This is the kind of book I'd give to my niece or nephew right before their first ever day of school. This one's a keeper.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful The artwork in this picture book is beautiful and so is the story. You and your kids will love this charming picture book.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming and sweet This is one of my favourite picture books of 2014. The art is fantastic, dynamic and fun and the story is a sweet one that kids will find enchanting and relatable. Imaginary friends for the win!
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pride rainbow so cleverly hidden This is an LGBT promotion book. The writer, former writer for Disney has placed a pride rainbow so cleverly in the book. I don't condone this subliminal imagery. Gone are the days when books were not used for politics??? I just want to read to my child, lets keep the politics away from our 3-5 year olds.
Date published: 2015-08-10

Editorial Reviews

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