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Author: Michelle Cuevas Narrator: Michael Goldstrom Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781101925744
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A TIME magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015

The whimsical "autobiography" of an imaginary friend who doesn't know he's imaginary--perfect for fans of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Toy Story

Jaques Papier has the sneaking suspicion that everyone except his sister Fleur hates him. Teachers ignore him when his hand is raised in class, he is never chosen for sports teams, and his parents often need to be reminded to set a place for him at the dinner table. But he is shocked when he finally learns the truth: He is Fleur's imaginary friend! When he convinces Fleur to set him free, he begins a surprising and touching, and always funny quest to find himself--to figure out who Jacques Papier truly is, and where he belongs.

Readers will fall in love with Jacque's sweet, quirky voice as he gives them a look at life from an incredible new perspective

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cuevas’s novel—brimming with metaphors, gorgeous imagery, and beautiful turns of phrase—considers the fate of devoted but invisible companions. Have tissues on hand for the bittersweet ending.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrator Michael Goldstrom captures the magic of imagination with his enchanting portrayal of the charming, French-accented Jacques Papier…Lively characters are illuminated by Goldstrom’s deft delivery of irony and a medley of enthusiastic accents. Goldstrom’s captivating portrayal of Jacques brings out the paradoxical mélange of grown-up and childlike qualities in this confused, sweet soul. Goldstrom’s narration is a wonderful complement to this beautiful story—a heartfelt listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Reminiscent of Carlo Collodi’s classic The Adventures of Pinocchio, this novel…is an offbeat and unique chronicle…Written as a fictional ‘autobiography,’ the first-person narration helps readers better understand and sympathize with Jacques and his unusual plight. Despite being imaginary, Jacques is still a fully realized character…A lovely and unique tale. Recommended.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Alternately amusing and philosophical, this quirky read will get kids thinking about love, loss, and life.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2015 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Children

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About the Author

Michelle Cuevas graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She lives in Massachusetts, and is the author of The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant and Beyond the Laughing Sky.

About the Narrator

Michael Goldstrom is a Juilliard-trained actor and comedian. He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, A&E, NBC, and ABC, as well as on and off Broadway. His audiobook narrations have earned several Earphones Awards.