The Girl Who Could Not Dream
by Sarah Beth Durst


Overview - "A perfect combination of adventure, humor, and pure imagination " --Jessica Day George, New York Times best-selling author of Tuesdays at the Castle

"Funny, scary, and endlessly inventive." --Bruce Coville, author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold.
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Overview
"A perfect combination of adventure, humor, and pure imagination " --Jessica Day George, New York Times best-selling author of Tuesdays at the Castle

"Funny, scary, and endlessly inventive." --Bruce Coville, author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend--a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster--she must decide whom to trust with her family's carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544464971
  • ISBN-10: 0544464974
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 384
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-12
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-09-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

Twelve-year-old Sophies parents own the Dreamcatcher Bookshop, underneath which they maintain a separate, secret business that traffics in actual dreams. After securing raw dreams from dreamcatchers they distribute to bookstore customers, Sophies parents distill and bottle the dreams to sell. Despite Sophies family connection to dreams, she doesnt dream herself; the one time she stole a liquid dream and drank it, she brought the monster within it into the real world. Monstera catlike creature with tentacles, lots of teeth, and a sharp sense of humorbecame Sophies best friend and serves as her sidekick when her parents and two students go missing. Durst (Into the Wild) makes the most of a truly creative premise in a novel filled with wit, empathy, and over-the-top dream moments come to life (including a colony of well-dressed, fierce-fighting, pastel rabbits that help save the day). Sophies loyal friendships with Monster and Ethan, a boy plagued by nightmares who comes to her aid, ground the story as Durst threads together a fast-paced adventure. Ages 1014. Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger. (Nov.)

 
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