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The Sky Dreamer
     

The Sky Dreamer

by Anne Morgan
 
When Liam's sister dies, his world turns grey. He spends hours watching clouds crossing the wintry skies, hoping that Cassie is out there somewhere.

On the night before Liam's birthday, Cassie sails the Sky Dreamer to their home and drops anchor in a ghost gum tree. She invites Liam to climb aboard, and together the children go sailing through the Milky Way.

Overview

When Liam's sister dies, his world turns grey. He spends hours watching clouds crossing the wintry skies, hoping that Cassie is out there somewhere.

On the night before Liam's birthday, Cassie sails the Sky Dreamer to their home and drops anchor in a ghost gum tree. She invites Liam to climb aboard, and together the children go sailing through the Milky Way. But there are lessons Liam must learn before the Sky Dreamer returns home.

The Sky Dreamer is an achingly beautiful and ultimately comforting picture book about a young child learning to take control of his life after the death of a loved one.

This title was supported by the Australia Council in its 2010 Grants round.

Editorial Reviews

Margaret Warner
This beautiful book very gently explores the process of loss and healing and would be very comforting to share with a child going through this process.
Dani Colvin
This is a wonderful book for children dealing with grief, from a talented Tasmanian author.
Renee Taprell
At the end, Cassie leaves Liam with a precious rainbow cloak that she has sewn to keep him warm, safe, and to brighten his life.

The Sky Dreamer is a comforting children’s picture book that allows children to recognise their emotions and take control of their life after the death of a loved one, just as Liam has done.
Angela Hall
Dr. Anne Morgan has explored an important topic for anyone affected by the grief of losing a loved one; for children in particular it is so much more confusing and hard to understand. She has used her own personal experience to create this sensitive and touching tale to be shared.

A must for children experiencing grief.
C M
The illustrations are the major appeal of this book. From the depressing greys, which initially echo Liam’s mood, we move swiftly to a beautiful varied palette of rainbow colors in mixed media (paint, crayon, Hessian prints) as the artist engages from the enchanting cover and endpapers through the dreamlike journey across the universe.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014587761
Publisher:
IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd)
Publication date:
06/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
37
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dr Anne Morgan is a Tasmanian poet and writer of children's books. She wrote The Sky Dreamer while experiencing her own journey through grief, following the tragic early death of her daughter, Miranda.

Céline Eimann is a Swiss-born artist who, after almost five years based in Australia, recently made the move back to the chocolate country.

She studied fine art and visual communications design, and is now writing and illustrating children's stories. She is the illustrator of The Sky Dreamer, also published by IP Kidz, which has been supported by the Australian Council.

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