The Imaginary (Hardback)
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The Imaginary (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 23/10/2014
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Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect. Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend - until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn't there survive without a friend to dream him up? A brilliantly funny, scary and moving read from the unique imagination of A.F. Harrold, this beautiful book is astoundingly illustrated with integrated art and colour spreads by the award-winning Emily Gravett.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408852460
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 502 g
Dimensions: 198 x 150 mm

Full of comical characters and disastrous situations, it will keep children entertained from beginning to end. * Booktrust on Fizzlebert Stump *
AF Harrold writes with a very distinctive, unusual and utterly charming voice in this warm and funny tale. ... Fabulous. -- Jeremy Strong * The Guardian *
By turns scary and funny, touching without being sentimental, and beautifully illustrated by Emily Gravett, The Imaginary is a delight from start to finish. -- James Lovegrove * The Financial Times *
[A] winningly whimsical celebration of the imagination, beautifully enhanced by both black-and-white and full-color illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Gravett. Together, the text and pictures make this a very real treat. * Booklist *

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“The Imaginary”

I love children's literature and it is because of stories like these!

The Imaginary is an absorbing story of the imagination and friendship which intertwines the obstacles of growing up. A heart-warming,... More

Hardback edition
17th April 2015
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I freely admit to not having read many books aimed at 9-12 year olds since I was a 9-12 year old myself, but I have to say I really enjoyed this slightly sinister book.
At its core it's about friendship, but... More

Hardback edition
27th February 2015
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Leilah at Doncaster

“More than I could have imagined.”

I don’t usually read in this age group (9-11 years). I was seduced by the production values. Endpapers, hidden characters stamped into the boards beneath the dust jacket, and unique illustrations on the paragraph... More

Hardback edition
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15th January 2017
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