He soon finds out that the pool is actually a portal to a world where all dreams happen.
He soon finds out there is a society of people known as the Dream Stealers who were supposed to have been defeated long ago by another society known as The Knights.
But the Dream Stealers are growing stronger, and are beginning to feed more openly on dreams. To make matters worse, The Grand Master, Leader of The Knights has disappeared, supposedly kidnapped by the Dream Stealers. Now Zac, his Grandmother, his new friends Tom and Tily, and the last of The Knights must go and try to save what might be the only thing that can stop the Dream Stealers and save both the dream world and the human world.
Reviewed By Henry, Age 12, kid reviewer, MV Books Inc.
Whales are tricky beasts. To see them, you must not be too distracted by roses, or pelicans, or the oceanwaves breaking along the shore. If you are patient and wait long enough, you might just spot one! This is a lovely book with plenty to look at and dream about, courtesy of Erin Stead's signature pencil/woodblock style. --reviewed by Elizabeth of Books Inc. in the Marina
This charming little picture book was enjoyable to read. In a simple, poetic style, Julie Fogliano offers instruction on what to pay attention to, and what not to pay attention to, if you want to catch a glimpse of a whale. The illustrations by Erin Stead capture the essence of this simple story beautifully. --reviewed by Amy of Books Inc. in Burlingame
This very cute debut novel had me actually laughing out loud. Nate is a 12
year old from a small town in Pennsylvania, and has huge dreams of being on
Broadway. When he hears about an open casting call for a musical in New York
City, he realizes that this is his big break; he devises a plan to take the
bus into the city, ace the audition, and make it home before his parents
even realize he’s gone. What could go wrong?
As you might expect, things don’t go as smoothly as Nate hoped. But with the help of a long lost relative in the area, Nate gets to experience some of what New York City has to offer for people who are little different. Even though he doesn’t fit in in his normal life in Pennsylvania, Nate goes home knowing that there definitely places in the world for people like him. This book is funny yet heartfelt, and Nate is the kind of character you really want to root for. Ages 9+
--Reviewed by Caitlin, our intrepid book fair buyer and general pal