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Awards and Praise for The Dreamer:

Pura Belpré Award winner

Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor

Booklist Editors' Choice

NYPL 100 Best Children's Book

ALA Notable Children's Book

IRA Notable Children's Books for a Global Society

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*"An immaculately crafter and inspiring piece of text and art." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

*". . . rich, resonant and enchanting." --Kirkus, starred review

*"The perfect marriages of text and art." --School Library Journal, starred review

*" This book has all the feel of a classic, elegant and measured, but deeply rewarding and eminently readable." --Booklist, starred review

*"[A] masterful tribute."-Horn Book, starred review

"Ryan's hypnotic text, inspired by the childhood of Pablo Neruda, is brought to life by the extraordinary art of Peter Sis."-New York Times Book Review

"A phantasmagorical rumination on the childhood of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is rooted in a belief that words possess the power to mend the spirit and change the world."--Smithsonian Notable List



Awards and Praise for The Dreamer:Pura Belpré Award winner Boston Globe-Horn Book HonorBooklist Editors' Choice NYPL 100 Best Children's Book ALA Notable Children's BookIRA Notable Children's Books for a Global SocietyKirkus Best Children's Book Pen Center USA Literary Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature*"An immaculately crafter and inspiring piece of text and art." --Publishers Weekly, starred review*". . . rich, resonant and enchanting." --Kirkus, starred review*"The perfect marriages of text and art." --School Library Journal, starred review*" This book has all the feel of a classic, elegant and measured, but deeply rewarding and eminently readable." --Booklist, starred review*"[A] masterful tribute."-Horn Book, starred review"Ryan's hypnotic text, inspired by the childhood of Pablo Neruda, is brought to life by the extraordinary art of Peter Sis."-New York Times Book Review"A phantasmagorical rumination on the childhood of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is rooted in a belief that words possess the power to mend the spirit and change the world."--Smithsonian Notable List

About the Author

Peter Sís is a Hans Christian Andersen Award winner, three-time Caldecott Honoree, Sibert Award winner, and MacArthur Fellow. His celebrated picture books include Ice Cream Summer, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.He also creates fine art that can be seen in galleries, museums, and public spaces all over the world. Learn more at petersis.com.
Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0439269989
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0439269988
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 11 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 650L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 1.25 x 7.75 inches
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