Dreams are More Real Than Bathtubs

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Orca Book Publishers, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Grownups sometimes tell you that dreams are not real. This little girl knows differently. In her world, dreams are much more real than bathtubs, houses, purple shoes, worms ... even the first day of school. Sometimes the dreams are fun; sometimes the dreams are scary. But, more importantly, the dreams tell her about the feelings she has inside. And if she can just get through it, that first day she's worried about might not be so bad. After all, dreams are even more real than school. And she's not just dreaming, you know.

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DREAMS ARE MORE REAL THAN BATHTUBS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The dream phantasms of a high-spirited narrator intersect, even crowd, reality, but the stream-of-consciousness text makes for a rambling, radically personal tale. Playful images of a stuffed lion ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Susan Musgrave was born March 12, 1951 in Santa Cruz, California. Musgrave left school at age 14 and published her first poems at age 16. Musgrave has won several awards for her poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children's books. She won a National Magazine Award, R.P. Adams Memorial Prize for Short Fiction, the bp nichol Chapbook Award, and the People's Choice Poetry Award. Her poem, Ice-Age Lingerie, received first prize in the Panty Lines Poetry Contest. In 1996 she received the Tilden (CBC/Saturday Night) Canadian Literary Award for Poetry and the Vicky Metcalf Short Story Editor's Award. She has been short-listed four times for the Governor General's Award. She currently resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Children's author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay was born in Quebec City, Canada on June 17, 1952. While attending the Institute of Graphic Arts of Montreal, she decided graphic art was too restraining and transferred to the Montreal Museum School of Fine Art, where is majored in animation. She worked for various Canadian magazines doing editorial illustration and illustrated a children's book. In order to learn more about illustration, she attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco for three years. She moved to Montreal, Canada and started illustrating children's books. In 1980, she decided to write and illustrate her own picture books. In 1984, she won the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize for illustration in both the English-language category for Lizzy's Lion and the French-language category for Drôle d'école. She won the Canadian Library Association Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon medal for Moonbeam on a Cat's Ear in 1987 and for Rainy Day Magic in 1988. The latter book also earned her the coveted Governor General's Award for illustration. She has also won the 2005 Vicky Metcalf Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award, and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award.

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