Imaginary Fred

An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children’s Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. like Fred… Fred floated feather in the wind until lonely boy wished for him found friendship no other. The perfect chemistry Colfer’s text Jeffer’s artwork make dazzlingly original colour gift book.

Metaphysics of Children’s Literature is the first sustained study ways in which children’s literature confronts metaphysical questions about reality and nature what there world. In its exploration something nothing, this book identifies a number structures texts for young people-such as ontological exchange or nowhere extremis-demonstrating that their entanglement with workings unique to conditions literature. Drawing on contemporary discourse metaphysicians from Heidegger Levinas, Bachelard, Sartre Haraway, Lisa Sainsbury reveals groundwork Authors illustrators covered include: Allan Janet Ahlberg, Mac Barnett, Ron Brooks, Peter Brown, Lewis Carroll, Eoin Colfer, Gary Crew, Roald Dahl, Roddy Doyle, Imme Dros, Sarah Ellis, Mem Fox, Zana Fraillon, Libby Gleeson, Kenneth Grahame, Armin Greder, Sonya Hartnett, Tana Hoban, Judy Horacek, Tove Jansson, Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen, Elaine Konigsburg, Norman Lindsay, Geraldine McCaughrean, Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris, Edith Nesbit, Mary Norton, Jill Paton Walsh, Philippa Pearce, Ivan Southall, William Steig, Shaun Tan, Tarjei Vesaas, David Wiesner, Margaret Wild, Jacqueline Woodson many others.