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Pobby and Dingan are Ashmol's sister Kellyanne's imaginary friends — until one day, they disappear. Ashmol, who not-so-secretly thinks his sister is a fruit loop, copes with Kellyanne's very real grief the one way he knows how: by organizing a town-wide search party for two invisible people.

Rarely do I read a book and come away from it feeling like it was a truly magical experience. I may even dare to say that Pobby and Dingan is To Kill a Mockingbird-good — and trust me, this is not a parallel I draw lightly. Suitable for anyone who can read.
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This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson's best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne's brother, Ashmol, cant see them and doesnt believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne's immature imagination. Only when Pobby and Dingan disappear and Kellyanne becomes heartsick over their loss does Ashmol realize that not only must he believe in Pobby and Dingan, he must convince others to believe in them, too.

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"Quirky, moving and completely unexpected. It will charm all but the most determined cynic." Daily Telegraph

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"Rice has fashioned a fable that will echo in reader's imaginations every time they catch themselves communicating with loved ones who are not strictly beside them." Boston Herald

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"Original, witty and entertaining." Rocky Mountain News

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"Wondrous and moving....Downright charming....A winner." The Arizona Republic

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"Packed with more winning details and full-blooded characters than many over-stuffed novels." Houston Chronicle

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"Glorious....Ben Rice has crafted a charming, deceptively simple story, then given it color, richness and depth." New York Post

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"Rice has created an enchanting fictional world that lives and breathes...[and] beautifully articulates childhood's life-changing moments." Book Magazine

About the Author

Ben Rice lives in London. This is his first book.

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seldombites, March 3, 2012 (view all comments by seldombites)
This is a charming and heartbreaking story set in the opal fields of Lightning Ridge. The author uses words with skill. We feel the hot, dusty air in our lungs, we experience the ostracism and community of spirit of small town Australia and our hearts tear in two for the unhappy little girl who has lost her friends. This book may be short, but it is potent. I highly recommend it.

There is another short story included at the end of the book entitled Specks in the Sky. It is strange and confusing and worth skipping over.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400031887
Author:
Rice, Ben
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
114
Dimensions:
8.06x5.26x.30 in. .27 lbs.

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Product details 114 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400031887 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Pobby and Dingan are Ashmol's sister Kellyanne's imaginary friends — until one day, they disappear. Ashmol, who not-so-secretly thinks his sister is a fruit loop, copes with Kellyanne's very real grief the one way he knows how: by organizing a town-wide search party for two invisible people.

Rarely do I read a book and come away from it feeling like it was a truly magical experience. I may even dare to say that Pobby and Dingan is To Kill a Mockingbird-good — and trust me, this is not a parallel I draw lightly. Suitable for anyone who can read.

"Review" by , "Quirky, moving and completely unexpected. It will charm all but the most determined cynic."
"Review" by , "Rice has fashioned a fable that will echo in reader's imaginations every time they catch themselves communicating with loved ones who are not strictly beside them."
"Review" by , "Original, witty and entertaining."
"Review" by , "Wondrous and moving....Downright charming....A winner."
"Review" by , "Packed with more winning details and full-blooded characters than many over-stuffed novels."
"Review" by , "Glorious....Ben Rice has crafted a charming, deceptively simple story, then given it color, richness and depth."
"Review" by , "Rice has created an enchanting fictional world that lives and breathes...[and] beautifully articulates childhood's life-changing moments."
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