Sea of Dreams

Dennis Nolan

A Neal Porter Book

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On a beautiful sunlit beach, a girl builds a magnificent sandcastle. As night falls the girl heads for home. Waves move ever closer to the castle, threatening its survival. Suddenly, in one of its windows, a light comes on . . .
 
Sea of Dreams is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011.

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Praise for Sea of Dreams

“Kids drawn to the mystical minieature possibilities of the Borrower-esque in dollhouses and such will immediately appreciate the possibilities here.” --BCCB
 
“Children will love to pore over the illustrations, compare the two castles, the night skies, and the two views of the rocky cove, and wonder whether the new castle will withstand the night’s waves.”--School Library Journal
 
"One thing’s certain: It's magic.” --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
 
“Nolan’s enchanting artwork creates a gorgeous, wordless nautical fantasy infused with the thrill of life-or-death adventure.” --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
 
"In an ode to the beauty and mystery of the sea through imaginative storytelling and stunning art, Nolan allows readers to feel as if they are experiencing this dream-world firsthand.” --Horn Book Magazine

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SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan, Dennis NolanKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of SEA OF DREAMS . A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat.
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Dennis Nolan

Dennis Nolan is the author and illustrator of Dinosaur Dream, a Golden Kite Honor Book selection, Sea of Dreams, The Castle Builder, and Wolf Child, as well as the illustrator of many award-winning books including The Sword in the Stone, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Skywriter, the latter for Roaring Brook Press. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Sea of Dreams
Dennis Nolan

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
October 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596434707
ISBN10: 1596434708
Picture Book
11 x 8 1/2 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 7
Grade Range: p to 2
$16.99
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