Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

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Theo and her young, irresponsible mother seem trapped in their miserable, poverty-stricken life. Theo dreams of belonging to a “real” family, and her dream seems to come true when she is mysteriously adopted by the large, warm Kaldor family.

But as time passes, the magic of Theo’s new life begins to fade, and soon she finds herself back with her mother. Were the Kaldors real or just a dream? And who is the shadowy figure who haunts Theo’s thoughts?
 

About Kit Pearson

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Kit Pearson, who has been honored with many major literary children's book awards in her native Canada, lives in Vancouver.
 
Published September 4, 2007 by Pintail. 240 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the dream ends, Theo finds the family--less idealized, with no answering memory of her--and also finds the ghost of the writer, who once lived in the Kaldor house, and who has an explanation for Theo's experiences ``awake and dreaming.'' While parts of the tale are clumsily drawn, Theo's lon...

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The combination of her own desperate wishes and a dead writer's fantasy propel the nine-year-old heroine into a dream world--or does it?

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When Theo finally meets the ghost in the cemetery, they converse about plots and characterization, and the ghost even assures Theo that a rotten childhood can come in handy because it gives you lots of good writing material when you grow up.

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