The Daydreamer

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Harper Collins, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Ten-year-old Peter Fortune has a vivid imagination. He understands just how it would feel to be a cat slinking around on soft paws, purring in the sun. He's experienced the terror and the excitement of being chased by evil dolls bent on vengeance. And he's felt the thrill of using a vanishing cream that can actually make people disappear.

Peter's imagination takes him to extraordinary places. But when it takes him to the place where reality and daydreams meet, has it finally taken him too far?

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User Review  - Fliss88 - LibraryThing

I had no idea this was a children's book until I started to read the reviews. Now, having read it, I would have to say it's one of those special books that has been able to blur the lines between ... Read full review

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User Review  - ratastrophe - LibraryThing

This collection of stories, while short (read in one sitting kind of short), also manages to be utterly captivating. The last story especially moved me, when Peter comes to the realization that he ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ian McEwan is the author of a number of novels and short story collections for adults, including First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, The Comfort of Strangers, which was nominated for the Booker Prize, Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize, and his latest novel, Atonement, which was also nominated for the Booker Prize and is a New York Times best-selling title. The Daydreamer is his first book for young readers. He lives in London, England.

Anthony Browne is one of the most distinguished children's book illustrators working today. He has written and/or illustrated many books for children, including changes, willy's pictures, voices in the park, and the best-selling zoo, for which he was awarded England's Kate Greenaway Medal. Most recently, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. He lives in Kent, England, with his wife and two children.

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