Imaginary

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.1 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419746642

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About the Author
Lee Bacon is the author of several books for young people, including The Last Human and the Joshua Dread and Legendtopia series, as well as the original audio story The Mystery of Alice. His books have been translated into 23 languages. Bacon grew up in Texas and now lives in New Jersey.

Katy Wu is a designer and children's book illustrator currently based in Portland, Oregon. She's worked on a number of children's books, as well as with animation studios such as Blue Sky Studios, Cinderbiter, Pixar, and Laika. She has also worked at Google as a "Doodler," creating Doodles for the Google homepage.
Reviews
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Spot art depicts a charmingly appealing Shovel and a racially diverse human cast. . .A witty, heartfelt, and sophisticated story about the consequences of grief." --Kirkus Reviews
**STARRED REVIEW**
"With Shovel as narrator, familiar middle grade topics (death of a parent, friends-turned-enemies, bullying), become completely unique and fresh. Tender, laced with sly humor, and full of complex emotion, this novel explores the line between unpredictable reality and controlled imagination." --School Library Journal
"This is a delicate, accessible story about a grief so sharp that it bleeds joy from reality. . .Shovel's second-person narration has a subtle complexity depending on readerly interpretation of him as either a coping mechanism or a true element of fantasy, but in the end he's an effective model for youngsters with friends in pain." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Bacon tells a familiar story of deep loss and friendship that combines gentle humor and ardent wistfulness, making the themes of trauma suppression and the reluctance to move on feel both personal and universal." --Publishers Weekly
"This touching book will help children understand the many changes that come with growing up. Wu's illustrations help bring Shovel and his imaginary world to life." --Booklist