The Dream Thief (Abadazad Series #2)

Overview

Kate needs all the help she can get when she encounters the Lanky Man. He's mean and heartless and he wants to steal children's dreams. Everyone seems to be against her--which only makes her more determined to find her brother. And Matt is getting closer--isn't he?

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Overview

Kate needs all the help she can get when she encounters the Lanky Man. He's mean and heartless and he wants to steal children's dreams. Everyone seems to be against her--which only makes her more determined to find her brother. And Matt is getting closer--isn't he?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Abadazad: The Dream Thief, the second paper-over-board book by J.M. DeMatteis, illus. by Mike Ploog, readers become privy to more of Kate's journal entries, as she and her recovered brother Matty (who had been kidnapped in the launch title, Abadazad: The Road to Inconceivable) meet up with the titular "Lanky Man" (aka Dream Thief) and the eccentric Master Wix. More high-flying adventures await. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
In this second adventure of the "Abadazad" series, Kate is in the land of Abadazad and she must find her brother, Matty. Matty has been kidnapped by the evil Lord High Muckamuck Lanky Man the First. This highly dramatic tale has three main storyboards. The first is the book within this book titled, you guessed it, "Abadazad." Pages of this "book" are scattered throughout the text. Like normal book pages, the sentences and paragraphs are cut off mid sentence where the storyline moves to the next form of storyboard—some graphic novel—style pictures. These full color illustrations jump in and out of the third type of storyboard—Kate's diary. So, random bits of story weave in and out of these three various forms. Readers must not only figure out what happens in the three choices of storyforms (and how they relate together), they must also remember what happened in the first story—for there is not time to summarize or fill readers in as to what happens. Aside from the obvious confusion within the story, readers will enjoy learning about a world within a book (and sometimes within a book) where places and characters are not as they are described (in the book within the book). Rather, these places and characters are more surprising and inspired than Kate could even imagine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641860423
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Publication date: 8/23/2007
  • Series: Abadazad , #2
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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