The Dreamosphere

The Dreamosphere

by Laura Stoddard

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The Dreamosphere by Laura Stoddard

What if dreams don't disappear when we wake up? Haunted by her sister's death, Gwen Stoker takes solace in her web of dreams-the Dreamosphere. But when someone begins destroying it, Gwen must find the culprit-or risk losing all her happy thoughts and feelings forever! Dreams come to life in this fantastical children's tale!

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ISBN-13: 9781462114443
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 5.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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The Dreamosphere 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
While I wasn't crazy about this book, I still liked it quite a bit. I liked the concept of the dream webs and the orbs and how the kids could travel from one dream to the next. I also liked Gwen and her life in the real world. I loved her dreams, too. They were crazy, nonsensical situations that made me smile. The first half of the book was repetitive, with Gwen going to school, coming home, going to sleep, learning about dreams, waking up, and following the same pattern for several days. Many of the dream sessions in the first half could have been condensed into one or two trips to the Dreamosphere. There were also some details that were irrelevant to the plot and I wasn't sure why they were included. The second half of the book picked up and moved along nicely. The bad guy was appropriately scary and I liked learning his motives and his rationalizations for what he was doing. Gwen was an interesting character that had some deeper issues going on than just her dreams. She developed and matured over the course of the book as well as made some new friends and improved her outlook on life. She also learned to let go of her pain and accept the past for what it was. The ending left the possibility for more books, but it can definitely be read on its own. This is a good book for young kids that want an unusual and different adventure. Content: A small bit of non-descriptive violence. Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
JinkyisReading More than 1 year ago
Now here’s a fantasy novel that parents wouldn’t mind their middle schoolers reading. It was imaginative, fascinating, and substantial. There was a feel of originality to the story that made for an exciting read. The mystery it presented in the beginning had me hooked, the plot had me lined, and the sinker came at the end. Although, I was able to guess who the “bad” guy was and the potential hero at the end, I was surprised at why; so that was a delightful discovery. This was a fun quick read. I was immersed in Gwen's story because I liked that the dream world tied well with the real world. There was a lot of heart in the evolution of the tale and that provided room for lessons that the readers can take. Well done, Ms Stoddard! This was a charming debut. By the way, the cover is very pretty. So fetching that it's too pretty for my son to be seen with (he's going to middle school for the first time this fall). But attractive in my 7 year old daughter's eyes. In fact, the day I received the book in the mail, she said, “Oooh, so pretty! Can I read this, Mom?” And she did start reading it that day. :)***Paperback provided by publicist in exchange for an honest review.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Gwen Stoker is a character that at first does not seem likable, in fact she goes out of her way to be mean. Then you learn about her past and she changes your mind. How easy it is to judge a person wrong without getting to know them. Gwen feels guilty for her sister's death. That would be hard to loose a sister for anyone. I like Gwen and admire her. There are a few characters in this book that I have made snap judgments on and later change my mind. Most of the characters are children. They are going through hard emotional times in their lives. Gwen escapes into books and dreams. She can recall her dreams with a lot of detail, she even journals her dreams. Tabitha comes into her dreams and helps her and warns her that she needs to protect her dreams. So they search her dreams looking for the center that they need to protect. Gwen realizes that someone is out to destroy her and others like her by taking their dreams. My favorite part of the dreams is the cowboy potato who saves people from the chickens. Dreams can really be weird. I don't want to go into other dreams. Would you want to? I love how the kids work together to protect each other. This was fun to read, a little scary, also had some tough subjects like loosing a sister, divorce, bullies and people who you can't trust. I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very creative story. Dreams are really strange things and the dimension where dreams exist in this case, was fascinating! The orbs, strands, webs...it was a very inner-woven, detailed area. There were ideas that really sparked my imagination. A lot of thought went into this one, that's for sure! Gwen is 11 years old and for me, personally, that was a problem. I have an 11 year old and granted, he's not as mature as some kids his age, but there is no way he would connect the dots to this mystery the way Gwen did. She seemed far older than 11 to me, which made it harder for me to relate. When I tossed that aside, I was able to get into the story more. Gwen is having a hard time moving past her sister's death. For two years, she's wallowed in grief and guilt and is a very angry, surly person. This mystery really seemed to help her deal with things, but she has to solve it before it's too late--for her and for those around her. I have to admit--with an 11 year old main character, I was expecting a simpler mystery and solution, but this one had some real twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. I really enjoy being surprised and was happy to find myself feeling that way. I love the friendships that were made and the relationships that were healed. Content: fantasy elements that may be scary for really young readers, but I can't remember anything of note to worry about. Clean!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE DREAMOSPHERE by Laura Stoddard is an interesting Christan Fantasy/Mystery/Dreams. A unique,interesting and intriguing mixture of fantasy, adventure,dreams, with mystery and bit of suspense. Young readers are sure to enjoy “The Dreamosphere”. Do you remember your dreams? After reading this you will never forget them. Full of surprises and twists and turns. Gwenevere Stoker, is becoming bitter after the death of her sister. Someone is stealing her happiness though her dreams. Tabitha, appears to Gwen in her dreams and reveals the Dreams-Orbs. Gwen and Tabitha must find the Original, and stop him from stealing her Dream-Orbs before he destroys Gwen’s life. An adventure filled with fantasy, engaging characters and an intriguing storyline. As a reader who will be guessing on every page right to the very last chapter. What an interesting story! Well done! Any young reader and any older reader are sure to enjoy “The Dreamosphere”. An enjoyable read from beginning to end. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Rating: 4 Heat Rating: N/A Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR DREAMS? Struggling with the loss of her sister Gwen takes great solace by escaping into her dreams. When she starts to have dreamless nights and even periods of memory loss during the day Gwen turns into an angry and bitter person and finds pleasure in making everyone around her miserable. Then one night Tabitha shows up in her dreams. Tabitha explains that her dreams are orbs on a big web of dreams... And someone is destroying Gwen's dream orbs. Tabitha teaches Gwen how to reach the other reality where her dreamosphere is kept. Together they seek to find the offender. Clues are drawn together... An Edgar Allen Poe poem seems to be a key piece of the puzzle. But when her friends start to become angry and bitter...are their dream orbs in danger too? The race is on to find the answers! A GREAT READ for the whole family! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! A FANTASTIC story of "family, friendship, grief, healing, and of course, DREAMS."