The Caretaker of Imagination
by Z. R. Southcombe
Bored with his normal life, John Carroll runs away with his faithful cat in search of adventure. When he meets a real-life pirate, John realizes that magic is real, and in desperate need of a hero. John must go on a fantastic and perilous quest to find the only person who can save magic from being lost forever: the Caretaker of Imagination. Perfect as a read-aloud, it is a tale for all ages.