Dream Weaver by Jonathan London

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Silently, a tiny yellow spider spins her fragile web. As a young boy stops to watch, she crawls along the delicate silken threads, sometimes hanging, sometimes spinning, sometimes staring back. Before the boy knows it, the spider’s world has become his own. . . .

About Jonathan London

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Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow. After writing down the tale The Olw Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association. No Bio
Published February 1, 1998 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 25 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Through the eyes of a curious child, readers observe the behavior of a single yellow spider and his world in a lyrical bedtime story.

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The named sections (''Mask,'' ''Bella'') are, I think, Mimi's ''unknown'' dreams about two other women, both also called Bella: the faceless survivor of a bomb blast who lives in a white room without mirrors (a dream version of Mimi herself?) and a speechless religious fanatic who abandons her pa...

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The Guardian

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Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams by Alexander McCall Smith 168pp, Canongate, £12.99 A few years ago, I got talking about Scottish books with a South African woman I had just met on a train between Edinburgh and London.

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Magnifying the spider's hidden world, London (The Eyes of Gray Wolf) writes his lyric prose in second person (""If you're quiet and listen, maybe you can hear its feet on the sparkling web""), while Bavier (A Boy Called Slow) spotlights the initial spider sighting, then cleverly introduces a boy ...

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