Dreamhunter

Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet

Dreamhunter Duet (Volume 1)

Elizabeth Knox

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“It is like nothing else I’ve ever read. The characters are so real, you’ll feel like you know exactly what they look like and how their voices sound and what they would say or do in any given situation. More than that, you’ll want to hang out with them. Then the world is so amazing and unique. You will want to go there. You will want to walk into ‘the Place.’ And you will want to sleep in a dream opera.”—Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga
 
Laura comes from a world similar to our own except for one difference: It is next to the Place, an unfathomable land that fosters dreams of every kind and is inaccessible to all but a select few, the dreamhunters. These are individuals with the ability to catch larger-than-life dreams and relay them to audiences in the magnificent dream palace. People travel from all around to experience the benefits of the hunters’ unique visions.

     Now, fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of dreamhunters, are old enough to find out if they qualify to enter the Place. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to discover. In the midst of a fascinating landscape, Laura’s dreamy childhood is ending, and a nightmare is beginning.
 
Dreamhunter is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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On a hot day near the end of sum­mer, Laura Hame sat with her fa­ther; her cousin, Rose; and her aunt Grace against the fern-fringed bank on a forest track. She watched as her uncle Chorley and the rest of the picnic party passed out of sight around the next bend. Chorley turned and waved before he disappeared. Laura stared at the empty, sun-splashed path. She saw black bush bees zipping back and forth through the air above the nettles and heard the muffled roar of Whynew Falls, where the rest of the party were headed. Laura and Rose; Laura’s father, Tziga; and her aunt

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“It is like nothing else I’ve ever read. The characters are so real, you’ll feel like you know exactly what they look like and how their voices sound and what they would say or do in any given situation. More than that, you’ll want to hang out with them. Then the world is so amazing and unique. You will want to go there. You will want to walk into ‘the Place.’ And you will want to sleep in a dream opera.”—Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga
 
“Fascinating . . . will surely lure readers back for multiple readings.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A lyrical, intricate and ferociously intelligent fantasy . . . satisfies fully while pointing to the promised sequel. Provocative and compelling.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Readers pining for a fantasist to rival Philip Pullman or Garth Nix may have finally found what they seek in New Zealander Knox.”—Booklist, Starred Review

“Attention-getting.”—Chicago Tribune

“This series opener is a satisfying soap opera for young fantasy readers who enjoy intricate prose.”—Voice of Youth Advocates

“Powerfully portrayed . . . It will appeal to lovers of fantasy set in the real world, who will eagerly await the resolution in the second volume.”—School Library Journal

“An engrossing blend of Edwardian civility, family love, and powerfully imagined dreamscape. . . . Knox’s writing is rich and interesting.”—The Horn Book Magazine
 
“Knox effectively evokes the curious intersections and distances between the ordinary, earthly world and the parched otherworldly landscape of the Place . .  . the adventures of the Dreamhunters are pleasingly harrowing.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Elizabeth Knox

Elizabeth Knox is the author of several books for adults, including The Vintner’s Luck. Her most recent book, Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet, was a Printz Honor Book. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Dreamhunter
Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet
Elizabeth Knox

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American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Booklist Editors' Choice

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Square Fish
February 2009
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ISBN: 9780312535711
ISBN10: 0312535716
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 880LL
F&P Level A-Z: Z
AR Quiz Number: 105197
AR Points: 16

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