Dream by Susan V. Bosak
a Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes

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"Dream" is a winner of 10 national awards: * International Reading Association Children's Choice -- 10,000 children across the country vote on the books they like best! * Teachers' Choice * Pinnacle Award -- Best Gift Book * Benjamin Franklin Award -- Best Book Celebrating the Human Spirit * Independent Publisher Award -- Best Children's Book * ForeWord Book of the Year Award -- Children's * American Booksellers Association Book Sense Children's Pick * Children's Book Center -- Starred "Our Choice" * iParenting Award * Adding Wisdom Award

15 of the top illustrators in the world each offer a gorgeously illustrated page in a beautifully told poetic story about life's hopes and dreams from childhood to adulthood, inspiring both children and adults.

From the smallest personal beginnings to the largest human triumphs, why are we here if not to dream? As you open the Dream Chest, you're whisked away on a colorful journey of a lifetime. WHOOSH through the teddy bears and castles of childhood. WHOOSH again into the labyrinths and mountains of adolescence and adulthood. Richly detailed contemporary art, thought-provoking quotations from historical sages, and a multilayered story combine to convey a simple yet powerful message -- you're never too young or too old to dream.

"Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes" is a one-of-a-kind collaboration five years in the making. Bestselling author Susan V. Bosak (Something to Remember Me By, Science Is...) has teamed with fifteen internationally-acclaimed illustrators -- including winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and Caldecott Medal. You'll find original illustrations by Wayne Anderson, James Bennett, Christian Birmingham, Raúl Colón, Leo and Diane Dillon, Robert Ingpen, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, Michèle Lemieux, Barbara Reid, Shaun Tan, and more.

Don't forget to hunt for the star each artist has hidden in their illustration -- and make a new wish with each one you find! Teachers can get classroom-tested reading tips and activities to use with "Dream" at legacyproject.org.

This is an inspiring celebration of living and dreaming for all ages. It's a book to explore and discuss with children, a keepsake and collector's item, and a lovely gift book for milestones like a birth or graduation, the holidays and birthdays. "Dream" offers wonder, wisdom, and good wishes -- for everyone who dreams.


About Susan V. Bosak

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Susan V. Bosak is an author and educator. Her other bestsellers include the classic activity book Science Is..., How to Build the Grandma Connection based on her popular workshops, and the award-winning picture book Dream, illustrated by fifteen top children's illustrators including Leo and Diane Dillon. Her work has received many honors, including a Parents' Choice, Children's Choice, Teacher's Choice, and a Visionary Award. Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) worked primarily as a banker during his life. His masterpiece "The Wind in the Willows" grew out of the stories he told his young son. Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated, and written more than 100 published works of fiction and nonfiction, among them "Around the World in 80 Days," "The Jungle Book," and the centenary edition of "Peter Pan and Wendy," In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature.
Published October 1, 2004 by TCP Press. 31 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The subtitle indicates the purpose, though the text is less a tale than a tract that shapes a lifetime journey through hopes and dreams.

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Other standout images include Barbara Reid's plasticine bas-relief of a girl looking through her legs ("When my legs began to take me places,/ my favorite colors were bright "), and Michèle Lemieux's drawing in blue ink depicting human figures perched along the kinks and snarls of an enormous rop...

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This book challenges readers ages eight through adult not just to dream, but to pursue those dreams to make the world a better place.

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