Monday, 20 November 2017

Dreamland by Julie E. Clements

This is one for the younger ones and any one who enjoyed reading Peter pan and C.S.Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I was not surprised that the writer names C.S.Lewis as one of her influences. I don't mind reading children's books, if they are well written, has a dose of humour and contain a message that is also relevant to adults. This book had all those elements so I have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars.
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Children love to escape to a different world that is filled with adventure. Worlds like Narnia and Neverland have enthralled our little readers for generations. Here we are introduced to Julia E.Clements Dreamland; a wondrous place that takes the shape of a young boy, Danny’s, imagination. But apart from magical creatures and adventure the book also contains a very powerful message. Danny has lost his father and struggles to come to terms with that. He finds it impossible to talk to his mother as he doesn’t want to reopen any wounds. As often happens, our anxieties, grief and anger manifest itself in our dreams as something scary and dark. Danny will have to trust the ones dearest to him to conquer his demons. A lovely adventure story with a positive message which young boys and girls will love.

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