Ship of Dreams

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Harry N. Abrams, Aug 31, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 38 pages
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When Joey went to bed that night he was determined to stay awake so he could see the Sandman. His friend, Henry, said that he had seen the Sandman and Joey didn't want to be left out. As he lay in bed, fighting to keep his eyes open, Joey imagined what meeting the Sandman would be like ....
Dean Morrissey's charming story follows Joey on his journey through the star-filled night to meet the Sandman, a voyage filled with excitement and delight. Joey sails off in his specially-adapted wagon, the Redd Rocket, on a flight of discovery followed step-by-step in Morrissey's magically vivid realistic paintings. The boy's adventure, his exhilarating fall through the sky and heart-stopping rescue, his discovery of the Sandman's amazing ship and the secrets contained aboard it, all add up to a bedtime experience that children of all ages will cherish again and again.

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User Review  - jthuro1 - LibraryThing

Ship of dreams is driven by its beautiful illustrations. The illustrations in this book bring the imaginative tale to life. The author does a good job of getting inside the head of an adventurous and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

A book for children...of all ages. This is incredibly illustrated. The art work is mesmerizingly, stunningly beautiful. Joey's friend Henry claims to have seen the sandman. Curious, Joey is determined ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Dean Morrissey has made up stories to go with his work ever since he first began to paint. Eventually he began writing and illustrating children's books. The highly successful Ship of Dreams, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, was published in 1990, followed by The Great Kettles, which won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. His other books include The Christmas Ship, The Moon Robber, The Monster Trap, and The Crimson Comet. Dean Morrissey lives on the south shore of Massachusetts with his wife and son, surrounded by many of the amazing contraptions that are found in his paintings.

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