Imaginary Fred

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

Sometimes, when the conditions are just right, if you add a little electricity, or magic, or luck, then an imaginary friend might appear right when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred. Fred is the best imaginary friend you could ever hope for, but no matter how hard he tries, the same thing always happens: his friend finds a real friend in the real world, and Fred fades away, bit by bit, waiting to be wished for again....

Then one day a boy named Sam wishes for a friend, and for a while everything is perfect. Fred and Sam—the Dramatic Duo! They love exactly the same things: reading, and music, and drama. They’re even planning their own comic book....

But does every evening bring them closer to the day when Sam won’t need Fred anymore?

Or could it be that this time something magical might happen...?

A quirky, funny, utterly irresistible story of how just because a friend is imaginary, it doesn’t mean they’re not real, from two of the finest children’s book creators on the planet.