by Lois Lowry

On Sale: 01/23/2024


by Lois Lowry

On Sale: 01/23/2024


Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (Illinois)

West Virginia Children’s Book Award

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award

Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming)

ALA Notable Children’s Book

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (Vermont)

Golden Sower Award Masterlist (Nebraska)

About the Book

From the two-time Newbery Medal-winning author of Number the Stars and The Giver comes a novel about how even the smallest of dreams can break through the darkest of nights.

Where do dreams come from? What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgotten fears? This imaginative novel from New York Times bestselling author Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces of the past that come to life in dream, and the darker horrors that find their form in nightmare.

In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and fantasy, two people—a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boy—face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.

Critical Praise

"[A]s haunting as a dream." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Lyrical, richly descriptive prose ushers readers into a fascinating parallel world inhabited by appealingly quirky characters." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A beautiful novel with an intriguing premise." — School Library Journal (starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063315549
  • ISBN 10: 0063315548
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 01/23/2024
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:12.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Themes / Sexual Abuse)

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