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Eleven-year-old Jack thought he had outgrown his imaginary friend, George—until his dad also disappears from his life. His mom's bipolar disorder isn't being properly treated, so while in the throes of a manic episode, she ditches Jack with his aunt, uncle, and cousins. Jack decides that only George can help him figure out where people go when others stop believing in them—and how Jack can put his family back together.
Meanwhile, the imaginary George—half-walrus, half-human, all magic—has a problem of his own: with nobody to believe in him, he is slowly disappearing. Rejoining Jack is his only hope for survival. Or is it?
"A delightfully quirky and heartwarming tale of friendship and family that had me wishing for an imaginary friend of my own!"—Anna Staniszewski, author of The Wonder of Wildflowers and the Once Upon a Fairy Tale series
"This hard-to-put-it-down gem about friendship, family, and forgiveness made me laugh, cry, and believe in the extraordinary. Jack and George are sure to win readers' hearts and remind them of the power—and joy—of imagination."—Jo Knowles, author of See You at Harry's, Still A Work in Progress, and Where the Heart Is
"A poignant story about friendship, growing up, difficult goodbyes, and what it means to be family."—Melissa D. Savage, author of Lemons and Nessie Quest