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.
Dan Santat is a Society of Illustrators’ The Original Art Silver Medal winner and the 2015 Caldecott Medal recipient. He is the author/illustrator of 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.