The Adventures of Beekle

The Adventures of Beekle

The Unimaginary Friend

Book - 2014
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An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.
Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316199988
Branch Call Number: JE SAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm

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AMDLibrary
Jul 11, 2017

Blurring the line between the real and imagined world but clearly about heartfelt friendship and doing the unimaginable together.

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ruthroblesSAIT
May 01, 2017

Beautiful illustrations - Module6_ruthroblesSAIT

laurengail Jan 30, 2017

Beekle's journey and search for a friend who can "see" him is beautifully illustrated and a nod to the quirky among us.

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skyekilaen
May 11, 2016

At this point, Dan Santat do a book about petroleum engineering, and I would read it. I know nothing about petroleum engineering, have no actual interest in it, and can’t think how it would be relevant to my life. But Santat is JUST SO GOOD. His imagination, his storytelling, his character design, his illustration. He’s one of our favorite creators of children’s picture books.

The Adventures of Beekle is not about petroleum engineering. It’s about an imaginary friend who’s waited too long to be imagined. Rather than give up hope, he sets off on a journey. It’s scary. But he sticks with it. And eventually, his faith is richly rewarded. Every two page spread in this book is unique and perfect for the part of the story he’s telling. So well crafted. Love it.

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rick_szeto
Apr 22, 2016

My daughter loved the imagination of this picture book.

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loretta8brains
Jan 14, 2016

Gorgeous illustrations!

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

The imaginary friends Santat conjures also help to make this book incredibly special. There is a polygon panda, an octopus covered in tribal markings, and Chinese sea dragons. The sheer number and variations of creatures will have readers exploring every wondrous detail.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/adventures_of_beekle_santat

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iluvbooks7
Mar 20, 2015

My 9 year old and I both loved this book! I intend to purchase it for our library at home.

BklynKalliopiM Mar 16, 2015

Caldecott Winner 2015

The illustrations in THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE may be the closest to gamer-realm while also being the best mixed-media illustrations I've seen in years: they closely resemble video game and 3D animated movies with bright colors and bubbley shapes. While traditionalists may shy away from this type of illustration, I think kids today are hungry for this feast for the eyes (forgive the pun!), full of artistic expression and movement. With what look to be edited or smoothed over 3D animated illustrations mixed with traditional styles, it's no surprise that this title wowed the Caldecott committee. Coupled with the endearing story of an imaginary friend in search of his unimaginably friend, this story is quite new, and no doubt a standout. Best for ages 5-9.

CRRLKids Feb 19, 2015

This Caldecott winner tells the story of Beekle, an imaginary friend. There’s just one problem: he hasn’t been imagined yet. Tired of waiting, he sets to find his perfect friend.

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Jan 15, 2016

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