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Imaginary Friends
     

Imaginary Friends

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by John Marco
 

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Thirteen original stories about friends conjured in times of need

We've all had them. We've all needed them. In this fun fantasy anthology, readers are given thirteen variations on what kinds of friends come in handy indeed in times of need. From a toy Canadian Mountie who suddenly comes to life, to a boy and his dragon, to a young woman held captive in

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Thirteen original stories about friends conjured in times of need

We've all had them. We've all needed them. In this fun fantasy anthology, readers are given thirteen variations on what kinds of friends come in handy indeed in times of need. From a toy Canadian Mountie who suddenly comes to life, to a boy and his dragon, to a young woman held captive in a tower and the mysterious being who is her only companion, these highly imaginative tales entertainingly explore the nature of what constitutes a ?real? friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440632525
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
351 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John Marco's debut fantasy series, Tyrants and Kings, earned him a Barnes and Noble Readers Choice Award and has since been translated into numerous languages around the world. In addition to his work as a novelist, he is also a technical communicator, an enthusiast of military history, and a student of psychology. He often spends his free time biking through the parks of his native Long Island, where he lives with his wife Deborah and his son Jack.
In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Imaginary Friends 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Queengeek More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of variations on a rather limited theme in this book, so it's not surprising that a number of authors in the book manage to hit on the same theme from time to time. But that shouldn't put you off from getting this book. Just don't read more than a story or two at a single sitting, and you'll be very satisfied. The best stories in the anthology are JUSTINE AND THE MOUNTIE by Kristin Britain, and SUBURBAN LEGEND by Donald J. Bingle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The theme of this fine anthology is just what the title advertises, IMAGINARY FRIENDS, but with a fantasy or Twilight Zone twist that widens the scope of the collection. The compilation of all new tales is superb as each entry is well written with some being excellent. Person favorites include ¿A Good Day for Dragons¿ by Rick Hautala that kept me thinking of Pete¿s Dragon, ¿Best Friends Forever¿ by Tim Waggoner stars Biff the stuffed animal, ¿Images of Death¿ by Jim C. Hines as the title character is a best friend who reminds the little girl of a Muppet, and the moving tale of sibling love ¿Greg and Eli¿ by Paul Genesse. The remaining tales are all fun reminding readers of their own IMAGINARY FRIENDS. --- Harriet Klausner