The Dreamer

Front Cover
Scholastic Inc., 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 372 pages
41 Reviews

From the time he is a young boy, Neftalí hears the call of a mysterious voice. Even when the neighborhood children taunt him, and when his harsh, authoritarian father ridicules him, and when he doubts himself, Neftalí knows he cannot ignore the call. Under the canopy of the lush rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain, he listens and he follows. . . 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.

PRAISE FOR PAM MUNOZ RYAN:

"Told in a lyrical, fairy tale-like style....Ryan fluidly juxtaposes world events with one family's will to survive."--Publishers Weekly, starred review, ESPERANZA RISING

"Ryan writes a moving story in clear, poetic language that children will sink into, and the book offers excellent opportunities for discussion and curriculum support." --Booklist, ESPERANZA RISING

"Ebullient and tautly structured....With a pacing that moves along at a gallop, this is a skillful execution of a fascinating historical tale."--Publishers Weekly, starred review, RIDING FREEDOM

ADDITIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS FOR ESPERANZA RISING:

-Willa Cather Award

-Americas Award Honor Book

-Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

-NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

-Smithsonian Notable Book

-Children's Literature Choice List

-Notable Books for a Global Society

-Jefferson Cup Award - Worthy of note

-Judy Goddard AZ Young Adult Author of the Year Award

-Judy Lopez Memorial Award

AWARDS AND HONORS FOR RIDING FREEDOM:

-California Young Reader Medal winner (Intermediate Category)

-IRA Teacher's Choice

-Parenting Magazine "Reading Magic" Award winner

-Recognition of Merit for a First Novel Award - Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
20
4 stars
15
3 stars
4
2 stars
2
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - mcorbink - LibraryThing

The fiction story of Pablo Neruda growing up in Chile. It is filled with the art of poetry, words, and a young boy trying to find his way in life. Pam Munoz Ryan has never disappointed me! Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - pyattlori - LibraryThing

It was hard to get into this book. It was a bit confusing. I'm not sure if it was the way it was written, or if I was just not paying enough attention. I like that they wrote about the childhood of ... Read full review

All 4 reviews »

Selected pages

Contents

9780439269704p001
1
9780439269704p002
2
9780439269704p003
3
9780439269704p004
4
9780439269704p005
5
9780439269704p006
6
9780439269704p007
7
9780439269704p008
8
9780439269704p189
189
9780439269704p190
190
9780439269704p191
191
9780439269704p192
192
9780439269704p193
193
9780439269704p194
194
9780439269704p195
195
9780439269704p196
196

9780439269704p009
9
9780439269704p010
10
9780439269704p011
11
9780439269704p012
12
9780439269704p013
13
9780439269704p014
14
9780439269704p015
15
9780439269704p016
16
9780439269704p017
17
9780439269704p018
18
9780439269704p019
19
9780439269704p020
20
9780439269704p021
21
9780439269704p022
22
9780439269704p023
23
9780439269704p024
24
9780439269704p025
25
9780439269704p026
26
9780439269704p027
27
9780439269704p028
28
9780439269704p029
29
9780439269704p030
30
9780439269704p031
31
9780439269704p032
32
9780439269704p033
33
9780439269704p034
34
9780439269704p035
35
9780439269704p036
36
9780439269704p037
37
9780439269704p038
38
9780439269704p039
39
9780439269704p040
40
9780439269704p041
41
9780439269704p042
42
9780439269704p043
43
9780439269704p044
44
9780439269704p045
45
9780439269704p046
46
9780439269704p047
47
9780439269704p048
48
9780439269704p049
49
9780439269704p050
50
9780439269704p051
51
9780439269704p052
52
9780439269704p053
53
9780439269704p054
54
9780439269704p055
55
9780439269704p056
56
9780439269704p057
57
9780439269704p058
58
9780439269704p059
59
9780439269704p060
60
9780439269704p061
61
9780439269704p062
62
9780439269704p063
63
9780439269704p064
64
9780439269704p065
65
9780439269704p066
66
9780439269704p067
67
9780439269704p068
68
9780439269704p069
69
9780439269704p070
70
9780439269704p071
71
9780439269704p072
72
9780439269704p073
73
9780439269704p074
74
9780439269704p075
75
9780439269704p076
76
9780439269704p077
77
9780439269704p078
78
9780439269704p079
79
9780439269704p080
80
9780439269704p081
81
9780439269704p082
82
9780439269704p083
83
9780439269704p084
84
9780439269704p085
85
9780439269704p086
86
9780439269704p087
87
9780439269704p088
88
9780439269704p089
89
9780439269704p090
90
9780439269704p091
91
9780439269704p092
92
9780439269704p093
93
9780439269704p094
94
9780439269704p095
95
9780439269704p096
96
9780439269704p097
97
9780439269704p098
98
9780439269704p099
99
9780439269704p100
100
9780439269704p101
101
9780439269704p102
102
9780439269704p103
103
9780439269704p104
104
9780439269704p105
105
9780439269704p106
106
9780439269704p107
107
9780439269704p108
108
9780439269704p109
109
9780439269704p110
110
9780439269704p111
111
9780439269704p112
112
9780439269704p113
113
9780439269704p114
114
9780439269704p115
115
9780439269704p116
116
9780439269704p117
117
9780439269704p118
118
9780439269704p119
119
9780439269704p120
120
9780439269704p121
121
9780439269704p122
122
9780439269704p123
123
9780439269704p124
124
9780439269704p125
125
9780439269704p126
126
9780439269704p127
127
9780439269704p128
128
9780439269704p129
129
9780439269704p130
130
9780439269704p131
131
9780439269704p132
132
9780439269704p133
133
9780439269704p134
134
9780439269704p135
135
9780439269704p136
136
9780439269704p137
137
9780439269704p138
138
9780439269704p139
139
9780439269704p140
140
9780439269704p141
141
9780439269704p142
142
9780439269704p143
143
9780439269704p144
144
9780439269704p145
145
9780439269704p146
146
9780439269704p147
147
9780439269704p148
148
9780439269704p149
149
9780439269704p150
150
9780439269704p151
151
9780439269704p152
152
9780439269704p153
153
9780439269704p154
154
9780439269704p155
155
9780439269704p156
156
9780439269704p157
157
9780439269704p158
158
9780439269704p159
159
9780439269704p160
160
9780439269704p161
161
9780439269704p162
162
9780439269704p163
163
9780439269704p164
164
9780439269704p165
165
9780439269704p166
166
9780439269704p167
167
9780439269704p168
168
9780439269704p169
169
9780439269704p170
170
9780439269704p171
171
9780439269704p172
172
9780439269704p173
173
9780439269704p174
174
9780439269704p175
175
9780439269704p176
176
9780439269704p177
177
9780439269704p178
178
9780439269704p179
179
9780439269704p180
180
9780439269704p181
181
9780439269704p182
182
9780439269704p183
183
9780439269704p184
184
9780439269704p185
185
9780439269704p186
186
9780439269704p187
187
9780439269704p188
188
9780439269704p197
197
9780439269704p198
198
9780439269704p199
199
9780439269704p200
200
9780439269704p201
201
9780439269704p202
202
9780439269704p203
203
9780439269704p204
204
9780439269704p205
205
9780439269704p206
206
9780439269704p207
207
9780439269704p208
208
9780439269704p209
209
9780439269704p210
210
9780439269704p211
211
9780439269704p212
212
9780439269704p213
213
9780439269704p214
214
9780439269704p215
215
9780439269704p216
216
9780439269704p217
217
9780439269704p218
218
9780439269704p219
219
9780439269704p220
220
9780439269704p221
221
9780439269704p222
222
9780439269704p223
223
9780439269704p224
224
9780439269704p225
225
9780439269704p226
226
9780439269704p227
227
9780439269704p228
228
9780439269704p229
229
9780439269704p230
230
9780439269704p231
231
9780439269704p232
232
9780439269704p233
233
9780439269704p234
234
9780439269704p235
235
9780439269704p236
236
9780439269704p237
237
9780439269704p238
238
9780439269704p239
239
9780439269704p240
240
9780439269704p241
241
9780439269704p242
242
9780439269704p243
243
9780439269704p244
244
9780439269704p245
245
9780439269704p246
246
9780439269704p247
247
9780439269704p248
248
9780439269704p249
249
9780439269704p250
250
9780439269704p251
251
9780439269704p252
252
9780439269704p253
253
9780439269704p254
254
9780439269704p255
255
9780439269704p256
256
9780439269704p257
257
9780439269704p258
258
9780439269704p259
259
9780439269704p260
260
9780439269704p261
261
9780439269704p262
262
9780439269704p263
263
9780439269704p264
264
9780439269704p265
265
9780439269704p266
266
9780439269704p267
267
9780439269704p268
268
9780439269704p269
269
9780439269704p270
270
9780439269704p271
271
9780439269704p272
272
9780439269704p273
273
9780439269704p274
274
9780439269704p275
275
9780439269704p276
276
9780439269704p277
277
9780439269704p278
278
9780439269704p279
279
9780439269704p280
280
9780439269704p281
281
9780439269704p282
282
9780439269704p283
283
9780439269704p284
284
9780439269704p285
285
9780439269704p286
286
9780439269704p287
287
9780439269704p288
288
9780439269704p289
289
9780439269704p290
290
9780439269704p291
291
9780439269704p292
292
9780439269704p293
293
9780439269704p294
294
9780439269704p295
295
9780439269704p296
296
9780439269704p297
297
9780439269704p298
298
9780439269704p299
299
9780439269704p300
300
9780439269704p301
301
9780439269704p302
302
9780439269704p303
303
9780439269704p304
304
9780439269704p305
305
9780439269704p306
306
9780439269704p307
307
9780439269704p308
308
9780439269704p309
309
9780439269704p310
310
9780439269704p311
311
9780439269704p312
312
9780439269704p313
313
9780439269704p314
314
9780439269704p315
315
9780439269704p316
316
9780439269704p317
317
9780439269704p318
318
9780439269704p319
319
9780439269704p320
320
9780439269704p321
321
9780439269704p322
322
9780439269704p323
323
9780439269704p324
324
9780439269704p325
325
9780439269704p326
326
9780439269704p327
327
9780439269704p328
328
9780439269704p329
329
9780439269704p330
330
9780439269704p331
331
9780439269704p332
332
9780439269704p333
333
9780439269704p334
334
9780439269704p335
335
9780439269704p336
336
9780439269704p337
337
9780439269704p338
338
9780439269704p339
339
9780439269704p340
340
9780439269704p341
341
9780439269704p342
342
9780439269704p343
343
9780439269704p344
344
9780439269704p345
345
9780439269704p346
346
9780439269704p347
347
9780439269704p348
348
9780439269704p349
349
9780439269704p350
350
9780439269704p351
351
9780439269704p352
352
9780439269704p353
353
9780439269704p354
354
9780439269704p355
355
9780439269704p356
356
9780439269704p357
357
9780439269704p358
358
9780439269704p359
359
9780439269704p360
360
9780439269704p361
361
9780439269704p362
362
9780439269704p363
363
9780439269704p364
364
9780439269704p365
365
9780439269704p366
366
9780439269704p367
367
9780439269704p368
368
9780439269704p369
369
9780439269704p370
370
9780439269704p371
371
9780439269704p372
372
9780439269704p373
373
9780439269704p374
374
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Born and raised in California's San Joaquin Valley, Pam Muñoz Ryan comes from a background that is an ethnic mix of Spanish, Mexican, Basque, Italian, and Oklahoman. She has written books about Mexican migrant workers, the American Wild West, daring women, historic concerts, and mice and beans. "That's part of the enchantment of writing and creating characters--the variety," Ryan says. "I enjoy that there are many diverse parts to my job." Ryan is the author of more than 25 books for young readers, including the multi-award-winning Esperanza Rising, which has sold more than two million copies. When she's not traveling in the U.S. and abroad to promote her work, Ryan lives in north San Diego County near the Pacific Ocean with her husband. Her four grown children frequently come and go, and her two dogs, Buddy and Sammie, keep her company while she works. For more information about Pam Muñoz Ryan, visit: pammunozryan.com and scholastic.com/tradebooks.Peter Sis is a MacArthur Fellow, a Sibert Award winner, and a three-time Caldecott Honoree. The Dreamer is his first book for Scholastic Press. He lives in the New York City area with his family. You can visit him at ww.petersis.com.