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Son inspires Caldecott winner Dan Santat's book, 'Beekle'

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An image from "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friends" Dan Santat

A Pasadena man's story of imaginary friends is this year's Randolph Caldecott Medal winner.

Author and illustrator Dan Santat was awarded the prestigious literary prize for his book "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend."

Beekle is a white, formless character that lives on an island, waiting to be chosen by a child. What unfolds is a story of friendship and finding the perfect match. 

Dan Santat sat down with Take Two's Alex Cohen and A Martinez to talk about the inspiration behind the book and the meaning of the word "Beekle."

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend










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