Robot Dreams

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Macmillan, Aug 7, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 205 pages
29 Reviews

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A PW Best Book of the Year
An ALSC Notable Children’s Book
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel

This moving, charming graphic novel about a dog and a robot shows us in poignant detail how powerful and fragile relationships are. After a Labor Day jaunt to the beach leaves the robot rusted, immobilized in the sand, the dog must return alone to the life they shared. But the memory of their friendship lingers, and as the seasons pass, the dog tries to fill the emotional void left by the loss of his closest friend, making and losing a series of friends, from a melting snowman to epicurean anteaters. But for the robot, lying rusting on the beach, the only relief from loneliness is in dreams.


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User Review  - BooksOn23rd - LibraryThing

This sentimental, surprising, and humorous graphic novel reminds us that we need to take care of our friends, and that sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances and changes in our lives, those friends may move on but will always be in our hearts. Read full review

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User Review  - kottenbrookk - LibraryThing

This graphic novel uses its illustrations to tell a fantastical, but familiar story that will appeal to children and adults. The book begins with an anthropomorphised dog building a robot friend. They ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Sara Varon is one of the rising stars in the indy comics scene: her simple, moving and instantly endearing artwork touches people's hearts. Her previous projects include the graphic novel Sweaterweather and the picture book Chicken and Cat (a 2006 Parent's Choice silver honor award winner). Originally from outside Chicago, Sara now resides in Brooklyn, where she likes to ride her bike, see movies, and hang out with dogs.

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