Dream Friends by You Byun

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Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts of magical things together. But when Melody wakes up, she’s back in the real world, where she hasn’t yet made a friend. Then her dream friend inspires her to make some moves that help Melody’s dream of friendship come true.

Talented author-illustrator You Byun’s sparkling debut is full of delightful details and fantastic scenes that children will want to pour over again and again.

 

About You Byun

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You Byun (www.youbyun.com) grew up in the US, Japan and Korea, and received her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries and magazines, and her portfolio received both the SCBWI's Portfolio Award and Tomie dePaola Illustration Award. Dream Friends is her first picture book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published February 21, 2013 by Penguin Books. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A little girl's "dream friend" assuages her loneliness after a family move.

Jan 20 2013 | Read Full Review of Dream Friends

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Melody has a marvelous dream friend, a huge white cat who “surprised her with lovely things” like a hat full of stars, and plays hide-and-seek with her in a place that’s half bedroom, half forest.

Dec 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Dream Friends

PreS-Gr 2—Soft sunset colors and unusual imagery welcome readers into a child's dream world. Melody finds more happiness in this imaginary place than she does in her new neighborhood, where she feels shy and lonely. In her dreams she has a special friend, a large, flying doglike creature that bri...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Dream Friends

PreS-Gr 2—Soft sunset colors and unusual imagery welcome readers into a child's dream world. Melody finds more happiness in this imaginary place than she does in her new neighborhood, where she feels shy and lonely. In her dreams she has a special friend, a large, flying doglike creature that bri...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Dream Friends

PreS-Gr 2—Soft sunset colors and unusual imagery welcome readers into a child's dream world. Melody finds more happiness in this imaginary place than she does in her new neighborhood, where she feels shy and lonely. In her dreams she has a special friend, a large, flying doglike creature that bri...

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