Author(s): Dan Santat
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.
This hilarious and heartfelt picture book by New York Times bestselling artist Dan Santat follows the origin and journey of one child's imaginary friend.
Winner of Caldecott Medal 2015
"Beekle (a crowned white gumdrop of lovable cuteness) lives on a fantastic island with other creatures "waiting to be imagined by a real child." After seeing his companions leave, one by one, Beekle loses faith that he will ever "be picked and given a special name," and so he does "the unimaginable" and ventures forth to find his friend...Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you." Kirkus Reviews
New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat, a Society of Illustrators' The Original Art Silver Medal winner, is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the illustrator of Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. His website is www.dantat.com.