The Book of Stolen Dreams (Hardback)
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The Book of Stolen Dreams (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 30/09/2021
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A magical tribute to the wonder of books and reading, the debut children’s novel from playwright David Farr traces two children’s thrilling quest to find the missing page of an invaluable book and stop a calculating villain from claiming untrammelled power.

An exhilarating, awe-inspiring debut from a master storyteller writing for children for the first time, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Katherine Rundell and Eva Ibbotson.

When Rachel and Robert are passed a stolen book by their librarian father, they have to go on the run and protect it at all costs. With their father captured and everyone hunting for the Book, they must uncover its secrets and track down the final, missing page. But the cruel and calculating Charles Malstain is on their trail.

When the children discover the astonishing, magical truth about the Book, they resolve to do everything in their power to stop it falling into his hands. For if it does, he could rule forever. Step inside the pages of an immortal adventure and discover a truly unforgettable journey of wonder, courage and magic...

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781801310840
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 210 x 150 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A wonderful story. Gripping and magical. * Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series *
Storytelling at its very best * Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs *
David Farr has squirreled inspiration from his real-life German Jewish ancestors into the fictional realm of Krasnia, ruled by a cruel, child-hating autocrat. * The Observer *
A powerful debut novel from one of TV's leading scriptwriter * The I *
[A] lyrical book set in an extraordinary world * Radio Times *
A rich, immersive fantasy by the creator of TV's The Night Manager * Financial Times *
Dazzling! An instant classic. An eye-wateringly funny and jaw-droppingly fantastical adventure, chock-a-block with rare books, airships, and penguin-shaped hats. * Ben Miller, author of The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale *
A superb children's debut * The Oldie *
A brilliant ode to the power of words and to the importance of free thinking * Irish Independent *
A truly magnificent story * Books for Keeps *
Darkness, danger and mystery at every turn... don't miss it! * Lancashire Evening Post *
This tense and exciting fantasy thriller is complex and magical with some great characters - both heroic and evil. * The School Librarian *

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“A New way to look at books about books!”

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

So, I picked this book up because I love books about books. And this cover grabbed me and so did the title.

The story tells of two children, Rachel and... More

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“An excellent adventure”

This debut novel from David Farr for readers aged 10+ is a fantastic adventure telling the story of Rachel and a Robert Klein who battle to protect and finding the missing page of a book that can provide its owner... More

Hardback edition
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“Truth and fairness”

Set in a fictional modern day world, this story features Emperors, The president killed the emperor seize power. Hating children, he banned them from all fun child-centred activities, transforming these areas into... More

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