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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 he is given his special name: Beekle.

Award-winning author Dan Santat creates an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one’s place in the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] sweet, mind-bending gumdrop of a tale.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Dan Santat is one of the hardest working people in the industry today. And while his immense talent was always evident, Beekle takes his artistry to a new level.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Like Beekle’s new friend, there’s something here that feels just right as an ‘unimaginary’ friendship creates a joyous, recognizable bond. A terrific addition to any library.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “If an imaginary friend is unimagined, does it become a real friend?.. In a delightful comic sequence, the pair become acquainted, and ‘the world began to feel a little less strange.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Hopefully there will be more stories about this endearing hero…as it artistically combines imaginary and realistic story elements…Highly recommended.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Narrator Richmond Hoxie makes this delightful 2015 Caldecott Medal winner an exuberant experience for listeners of all ages. Hoxie splendidly conveys Beekle’s sorrow as he waits and waits to make a friend. Then Hoxie’s delivery becomes hopeful as Beekle decides to sail through unknown waters and find a friend all by himself. Suddenly, all is glorious when a sweet girl’s voice says ‘hello’ and the new friends laugh—differently but both wonderfully…The words ‘The End’ come at the perfect time for young listeners to imagine such delights for themselves.”


  • A Caldecott Medal, 2015
  • An NPR Pick
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