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J.M. DeMatteis

Dear Reader:

In 2007, the abrupt cancellation of my children's book series, Abadazad, hit me hard. I believed in our cast of characters with all my heart. And now, I thought, they're gone. Trapped in some literary limbo, beyond my reach. How will I—

Wait. Characters trapped in limbo?

What a fantastic idea for a story!

I soon found myself writing the tale of twelve year old Mehera Crosby—whose life is upended when her favorite book series is canceled; upended even more when she discovers that the characters she so loves are alive, trapped in a deadly limbo—and it's up to her to rescue them.

IMAGINALIS is the story of every reader who ever gave his heart to a book, every dreamer who realizes that imagination is more powerful than reality. And who, through reading about magic, is inspired to discover magic and miracles in her own life, every single day.

J.M. DeMatteis

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Imaginalis / J.M. DeMatteis / HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0061732867 / Published: June, 2010

Ages 3-7 / Middle Grade Fiction

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