The Dream Bearer

by Walter Dean Myers

On Sale: 09/07/2004

The Dream Bearer

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The Dream Bearer

by Walter Dean Myers

On Sale: 09/07/2004

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New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

About the Book

Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers deftly draws a compassionate portrait of a boy's odyssey of self-discovery and the acceptance and empathy for others he learns along the way.

David doesn't know what to make of his father, Reuben. His older brother, Tyrone, says Reuben is crazy. But Tyrone is acting like someone David doesn't know anymore.

Then David meets Mr. Moses, a mysterious man who tells him that dreams might be the only things we have that are real. And it is Mr. Moses' gift of dreams that gives David a new way to see inside his father's heart.

I wonder what kind of dreams Reuben has. When I thought about him dreaming, I thought of him having a storm in his head, with lightning and far-off thunder and the wind blowing big raindrops and a bigger storm coming just down the street, just around the corner, like a monster waiting for you. I thought Reuben dreamed of monsters that scared him.

They scared me too.

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Critical Praise

“This quiet, subtle story works on a number of layers with several themes—dreams, visions, home, community, and manhood.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Throughout his nuanced examination of this unhappy family, Myers retains his usual gentle, plainspoken accessibility, making this a thoughtful book that will reach many young readers." - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“David and his world come alive for the reader in deceptively simple yet poignant prose.” - KLIATT

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064472890
  • ISBN 10: 0064472892
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • On Sale: 09/07/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Magical Realism

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