Author(s): Abby Hanlon
A Real True Friend: An actual kid everyone can see but who wants to play with you anyway. Dory's so excited for her first day at school. Her big brother and sister warn her that if she wants to fit in she ought to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home - or better yet, her whole imagination! But being boring is just about as far from being Dory as you can get. And on her very first day she meets someone new, and wonderful - a little girl whose imagination and style are just about as wild as her own! Now all she has to do is convince her siblings that she's not making it all up...
The rambunctious, raucous and rascally star of Dory Fantasmagory is BACK, and this time she's heading to school.
Abby Hanlon used to teach first grade in the New York public school system. Inspired by her students' storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write and illustrate her own stories for children. Her first book was Ralph Tells a Story, followed by the Dory Fantasmagory books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their two children.