The Book Of Dreams

Paperback | October 21, 2003

byO R Melling

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In a landscape of Canadian myth and magic, the fairy tale continues...

Dana of The Light-Bearer’s Daughter, now thirteen, has been in Canada for two years and she still hates it. There’s no magic! Life gets even worse for the depressed teen when she finds her gateway to Faerie—her only escape from the misery of grade 9— mysteriously shattered. In a dream, her fairy mother tells her that all the portals to Faerie have been destroyed and that it’s up to Dana to find The Book of Dreams—the key or secret that will re-open the worlds. The biggest surprise to Dana is that the magical book is to be found somewhere in Canada!

Can Dana quest in her new country the way she did in Ireland? Can Gwen of The Hunter’s Moon and Laurel of The Summer King protect her from the dark forces that seek to destroy her? And how does Jean—a handsome fifteen-year-old Quebecois classmate—figure in the mysteries that are engulfing Dana and the world of Faerie?

From Cape Breton to Vancouver, from Baffin Island to southern Ontario, Dana discovers the spirits of her new land and finds that Canada is home to magic as frightening and wondrous as anything she left behind in Ireland.

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In a landscape of Canadian myth and magic, the fairy tale continues... Dana of The Light-Bearer’s Daughter, now thirteen, has been in Canada for two years and she still hates it. There’s no magic! Life gets even worse for the depressed teen when she finds her gateway to Faerie—her only escape from the misery of grade 9— mysteriously sh...

O.R. Melling is the author of six successful young adult novels including My Blue Country and The Hunter’s Moon, which won the Ruth Schwartz Award for best children’s fiction and was shortlisted for the 1993 Mr. Christie Award. The Light-Bearer’s Daughter has been nominated for the 2003 Manitoba Reader’s Choice Award and the 2003 Silve...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:October 21, 2003Publisher:Penguin Group CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141004347

ISBN - 13:9780141004341

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Finally, a real book!! WAY better than the last three. Wow, this book actually had a story and characters and a quest and it was great. I was not looking forward to reading this book seeing how I did not really enjoy the first three. If this is a novel then the first three were like Coles notes!! In this story Dana is given another quest to save feary. It brings together the characters from the other books and they actually have parts and stuff. We also see her mom (which I like), and her father and stepmather have more than two line roles. One thing that really did it for me in this book was all the different lore. There was the Irish stuff from the last book and this one also included myths and legends from other places, such as CANADA, which was just the best. It was really neat to read a book that takes place in your own country (especially since there are not that many out there.) The author goes into a bit of deatail explaining these lores and it was really interesting. All in all I would say that this was an alright series, and the last book was about 1000X better than all the ones before it put together. But, like most series, if you want the full effect you have to read them all.
Date published: 2009-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding This book is really outstanding. I have read all the books that O.R. Melling has come out with so far, but i really enjoyed this book. I guess it was funny when i got to Chapter 7 and it started off with In the little town of Creemore As i was sitting in my home in CREEMORE! Melling has a compelling way of making you really escape and put your self into the books and making it so believable. The research that she put into this book was phenomenal. The history she knew about Creemore the little things that the town does on halloween. Its truely amazing. I asked my librarian to get in some more of her books and after i read that book I have gotten so many people into the book. People who dont normally read about Faeries and such really enjoyed this book!
Date published: 2005-05-17