Jacques Papier has the sneaking suspicion that everyone except his sister Fleur hates him. Teachers ignore him when his hand is raised in class, he is never chosen for sports teams, and his parents often need to be reminded to set a place for him at the dinner table. But he is shocked when he finally learns the truth: He is Fleur's imaginary friend! When he convinces Fleur to set him free, he begins a surprising, touching, and always funny quest to find himself - to figure out who Jacques Papier truly is, and where he belongs.
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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure that the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he always wishes that one of the letters would someday be addressed to him. One day he opens a party invitation without a name attached, and as he devotes himself to solving the mystery of the intended recipient, he ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.
Ten-year-old Nashville doesn't feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't even touch the clouds?
"Kasimir Karton" ist verzweifelt: Abgesehen von seiner Schwester Fleur scheint ihn die ganze Welt zu hassen. Nie wird er in ein Sportteam gewählt, ständig fährt ihm der Bus vor der Nase weg und sogar seine Eltern scheinen manchmal zu vergessen, dass es ihn gibt. Als er auf den Grund für all die Ablehnung stößt, ist Kasimir schockiert: Er ist Fleurs unsichtbarer Freund! Völlig aufgewühlt bittet er sie darum, ihn gehen zu lassen, damit er herausfinden kann, wer er wirklich ist.