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The Dreamer

By Pam Munoz Ryan   Illustrated by Peter Sis   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439269988 Paperback
400 Pages | 5.23" x 7.62" | Ages 10 to 14

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439269704 Hardcover
384 Pages | 6.29" x 7.8" | Ages 9 to 14

Winner of the 2011 Pura Belpré Award for fiction-now in an elegant paperback edition!

From the time he is a young boy, Neftali hears the call of a mysterious voice. He knows he must follow it-even when the neighborhood children taunt him, and when his harsh, authoritarian father ridicules him, and when he doubts himself. It leads him under the canopy of the lush rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain, until finally, he discovers its source.

Combining elements of magical realism with biography, poetry, literary fiction, and sensorial, transporting illustrations, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sís take readers on a rare journey of the heart and imagination.

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Praise for The Dreamer

A Pura Belpré Author Award Winner

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

An IRA Notable Children's Book for a Global Society Carla Cohen Free Speech Award

*"Rich, resonant, and enchanting." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"The perfect marriage of text and art." - School Library Journal, starred review

*"Immaculately crafted and inspiring." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"All the feel of a classic." - Booklist, starred review