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The imaginary

The imaginary

Harrold, A. F., 1975- author; Gravett, Emily, illustrator

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?

Book. English. Children's stories. Fiction 9+. General.
All formats and editions (3)
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2014
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Details

Statement of responsibility: A.F. Harrold ; illustrated by Emily Gravett
ISBN: 1408852462, 9781408852460
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 220 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 cm
Subject: Imaginary companions Juvenile fiction.

Author note

A.F. Harrold is an English poet (1975 - present) who writes and performs for adults and children. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats, a few good ideas and one beard. He spends his time showing off on stage, writing poems and books, and stroking his beard (it helps churn the ideas). He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.

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mily Gravett was born in Brighton. After leaving school with few qualifications, she spent eight years living on the road before getting a place on the BA illustration course at Brighton University. She won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration with Wolves, which was published to great acclaim in August 2005, winning many prizes and marking the beginning of an international career creating extraordinary books for children. She lives in Brighton with her daughter, partner and two rats.

Reviews

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.
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.


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.
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