The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman

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There is a bandit who comes in the night. He does not want pretty silver earrings or dangly gold necklaces, not diamonds or rubies.

What does he want?

Listen, I will tell you.

He wants dreams.

He is supposed to take only nightmares—the dreams of monsters and phantoms—but he's grown scared. He's been taking the good dreams instead.

But one night he steals from the wrong girl.

Susana is clever. She is wily. She is brave.

And she wants her dream back.


About Sid Fleischman

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Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid. His other titles include The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and three biographies, Sir Charlie: Chaplin, The Funniest Man in the World; The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West; and Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.
Published August 25, 2009 by Greenwillow Books. 96 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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So slender and slight it feels light enough to float from your hands, Fleischman and Sís's latest chapter-book collaboration supplements their previous Newbery-winning pairing, The Whipping Boy (1987).

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Deseret News

There is a Dream Stealer — or so it's said — that swoops in and captures the dream, concealing it in a secret castle with many others.

Jan 03 2010 | Read Full Review of The Dream Stealer

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