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Into the Dream
     

Into the Dream

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by William Sleator
 

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Paul has a recurring nightmare, about a small boy in awful danger. When he learns that his classmate Francine has it, too, the two of them join forces to solve the mystery and save the boy--before their bad dream becomes a terrifying reality."Tightly woven suspense and an ingenious, totally involving plotline make this a thriller of top-notch quality."

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Paul has a recurring nightmare, about a small boy in awful danger. When he learns that his classmate Francine has it, too, the two of them join forces to solve the mystery and save the boy--before their bad dream becomes a terrifying reality."Tightly woven suspense and an ingenious, totally involving plotline make this a thriller of top-notch quality." --Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141308142
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
507,115
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Into The Dream is a science fiction book. This book is written by William Sleator and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. The main character is Paul - then there is Paul's friend Fancine, Noah his dog are all the main characters. . Then there are the government FBI agents who are minor characters. Most dreams are dreamt and then forgotten and most nightmares fade in the morning. Each nights the dream got more frightening and intense, filling Paul with panic that lasted throughout the day. Paul learns that Francine is having the same disturbing dream that he had been having. They join together and just as Francine felt most helpless about the child they discover the source of the dream is coming from a dog with psychic powers. The dog has been telling her fears for Noah. Noah who has superhuman mental abilities is wanted by the government for "testing". They go on a chase and save Noah from the governments FBI agents. The chase gets very scary and dangerous but there is a good ending. Into The Dream is avery good suspenseful book that includes many details. If you like mystery books then you;ll like Into The Dream because they have to solve many questions. Into The Dream is about alien object and superpowers so if you like these two things you'll like Into The Dream. Into the Dream has very good illustrations too. It is exciting, interesting , and also creative. But Into The Dream has some negatives too - it starts off boring and it almost repeats the same chapter over again. The point of view in the book is third person omniscient which is when the narrator knows what all the characters are doing and thinking. This author's writing is very easy to understand the point of the book. The topics that are written about are very easy to understand you always know what topic your reading about. This authors writing is very straight forward and overall the author's writing is really easy to read. The author uses Long complex sentences but uses very smilie and easy words to understand. The characters speak some slang and some dialect and their language seems very realistic and believable. This author is really good at putting pictures and ideas in your head. Similes and metaphors I also like to play at my nieghbors house and on there trampoline. are not an important part of the author's writing style. Other books similar to this are Race To Witch Mountain, Mars Needs Moms, The War of The Worlds, and Zombie Butts From Uranus. The Author William Sleator said that this recurring nightmare of a story came to him in a dream and so he decided to write a story similar to his own dream.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first edition of this book when I was in elementary school - a loooooong time ago - and have since read it aloud to fourth graders and seventh graders - to the delight of all! Sleator masterfully includes every detail that makes this science fiction tale almost fully believable. Readers are treated to great dialogue, clear descriptive writing, and just plain edge-of-your-seat, begging-for-more fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book on a nice summer day. I totally recomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only a kid but I read this book for a school book report. I learned to be brave from this book. I got a really good grade on my report, because it`s easy to wright about something that interests you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was the best book i ever read
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been almost 20 years since I have first started reading this book. I was in third grade, and it was the teachers book. Before I realized it, the year was over and I hadn't finished it. As the years past, I had forgotten the books name, but never the story. I finally came accross it in an old book store, finished it, and completed a piece of my life. I truly say, the wait was worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book almost 20 years ago and have never forgot it. It is a large part of what lead me into reading many other great Sci-Fi books. I was recently telling a co-worker about it and now I can buy it and show it to her. I was very glad to see that it was not out-of-print as I had feared.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book 13 years ago as a young teenager and again recently.It is a lovely novel that inspires hope and determination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book alot because it was exciting. I think it's a great book, I dont even like science/fiction books but this one was really good