Appelemando's Dreams

Appelemando's Dreams

by Patricia Polacco


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Appelemando loves to dream! The villagers think he will never amount to much, but his friends know better. They can see his dreams drift up from the top of his head and float into the sky.
Then, one rainy day, Appelemando's dreams are blown onto all the wet walls and roofs of the town, covering the houses and stores with fantastic pictures. The villagers are astonished and angry: How could the children do such a thing! Not until Appelemando and his friends lose their way in the forest do the villagers recognize the wonder and value of Appelemando's special gift.
With her vibrant folk-art illustrations, Patricia Polacco draws young readers into Appelemando's magical world, where they will discover the importance of dreaming and the power of true friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698115903
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1997
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 313,726
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: AD660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an MFA and a PhD in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a participant in many citizen-exchange programs for writers and illustrators, Ms. Polacco has traveled extensively in Russia as well as other former Soviet republics. She continues to support programs that encourage Russo-American friendships and understanding. She is also deeply involved in inner-city projects in the United States that promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and encourage art and literacy programs. The mother of a grown son and a daughter, she currently resides in Michigan, where she has a glorious old farm that was built during the time of Lincoln.

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Appelemando's Dreams 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
sarahbatte on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
About a boy who has dreams that people can see. He dreams these beautifull colors and pictures and at the end decorates the whole town wirh his wonderfull dreams. The confrontation in this book is about the towns people and how they dont want his dreams in thier town and they think he is strange for having these dreams.
lakertraw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the tale of Applemando, the little boy who loved to dream. He was not liked by many of the people of the village but the support from his friends encouraged him to keep dreaming despite what others thought of him. This is a good book to read to get that message across.
feboudre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tags: Dreaming, Creativity, Fiction, Easy, Imagination, Folktale, Fitting InWhenever a little boy dreams, both he and his friends can actually see his dreams floating above his head. The adults don¿t believe him until when it rains one day and Appelemando¿s dreams are painted along the walls of the village. Genre: Fiction, FolktaleAge(s): 5-9
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't like this story as much as other books by Polacco. I find the story a little bare, and the moral (keep dreaming!) doesn't make sense when in this case you should keep dreaming because... your dreams will come alive... and let people find you when you're lost?