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Memoirs of an imaginary friend, Matthew Dicks

Label
Memoirs of an imaginary friend
Title
Memoirs of an imaginary friend
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Dicks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks about the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. Some say Max has Asperger's Syndrome, but most just say he's "on the spectrum." None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can't protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, the woman who works with Max in the Learning Center and who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy. When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable and kidnaps Max, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save him -- and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max's happiness or Budo's very existence
Member of
Summary
A tale imparted from the perspective of long-time imaginary friend, Budo, traces his awareness of his advancing age and constant thoughts of the inevitable day when 8-year-old Max, an autistic boy, will stop believing in him, a progression that is complicated by a teasing bully and Max's abduction by an overly-possessive therapist.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133506
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dicks, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.I323
LC item number
M46 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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  • Imaginary companions
  • Asperger's syndrome in children
  • Child care workers
  • Fantasy in children
  • Imaginary companions
  • Kidnapping
  • Large type books
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Memoirs of an imaginary friend, Matthew Dicks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn815758268
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410456304
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2012043990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)815758268
Label
Memoirs of an imaginary friend, Matthew Dicks
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn815758268
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410456304
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2012043990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)815758268

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