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The Impossible Boy
 

The Impossible Boy (Paperback)

By Agnew, Leonie

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"Can an imaginary friend become real? Vincent Gum finds six-year-old Benjamin moments after an explosion and leads him through wrecked city streets to the children's shelter. Vincent's tough and smart. He can walk through walls and make a dead tree flower. But to the rest of the ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780143309062
Barcode 9780143309062
Published 29 August 2016 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143309062
ISBN-10 0143309064
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 29 August 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Agnew, Leonie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 201g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 613494

Description of this Book

Can an imaginary friend become real? A spell-binding and exciting new novel from Leonie Agnew, author of the award-winning Conrad Cooper's Last Stand.

Benjamin figures Vincent Gum can do anything.

Which I can.

I'm not possible. Yet here I am.

Ben literally pushed me out of his head and into the world.


Vincent Gum finds six-year-old Benjamin moments after an explosion and leads him through wrecked city streets to the children's shelter. Vincent isn't interested in hanging around to babysit, but by the time they arrive he knows that Ben, with his crazy ideas and weird imaginary games, won't survive ten minutes there without someone to look out for him. For one thing, something sinister lurks in the dormitory cupboard, waiting to get out.

Vincent's tough and smart. He can walk through walls and make a dead tree flower. But to the rest of the world he's invisible - non-existent. That's because, in his moment of need, Ben invented him.

When Ben is befriended by a gang of streetwise orphans, Vincent begins to worry. What will happen to him if Ben decides he no longer needs an imaginary friend? Will he cease to exist?

And without Vincent, what will happen to a boy with an imagination so powerful he can bring his worst nightmare to life?

I don't have much time. I need to convince everyone I'm real. And I need to do everything soon, before I disappear forever.

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Author's Bio

Leonie Agnew may or may not be living in South America with a poodle named Juan. She informs us that her days are spent drinking sangrias and teaching Juan how to bark in Spanish, while trading sombreros on the black market via her iPad. However, our sources have located her in Auckland, New Zealand. They claim she is an award-winning children's author, a former copy writer, and currently moonlights as a primary school teacher. It is possible she has a tendency to make things up. This is called lying, unless you write it down then it is pleasantly referred to as being an author.

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