THE IMAGINARY by A.F. Harrold is an entertaining middle-grades fantasy about imaginary friends.
In most novels, the imaginary friend plays the side-kick, but this isn’t the case in THE IMAGINARY. While his human playmate is in the hospital, Rudger takes center stage as an imaginary companion struggling to stay strong and avoid the evil Mr. Bunting.
Harrold’s rich language and quirky writing style will be attractive for many tween readers. Emily Gravett’s amazing, full-color artwork contribute to the appeal of this beautifully presented book.
Harrold’s work has been aptly compared to Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl. Librarians will find the mix of eerie suspense with lighthearted humor a popular combination with tween readers.
For information about this amazing author and poet, go to http://afharrold.tumblr.com/.
For a website designed specifically for kids, go to http://www.afharroldkids.com/. The website contains videos and an image gallery related to the book.
Published by Bloomsbury Kids by March 2015.