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By Agnew, Leonie
"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 ...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?"--Publisher information.Read more
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By Cowley, Joy; Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin
More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard.
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By Lamb, Julie
"Making people laugh is what Summer does best. It's how she fits in. And is it any wonder with a family like hers? Top of the list of crazies is Pop, her stingy grandfather, who whips up possum stews and turns chicken scraps into the worst school lunches ever. So why does Juanita... suddenly want to be her friend? Juanita's not her type, she has real sandwiches in her lunchbox, and does nice things like saving greyhounds and sticking up for people." First person recount.Read more
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