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The Dream Stealer

The Dream Stealer

  • Title: The Dream Stealer
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  • ISBN : 9780618181889
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 144 pages


Once every generation or so, a great wolf called the Blood Prince, who not only devours bodies but also steals souls, stalks the northern forests of Russia Rumor has it that he has set his sights on the forgettable little village of Miersk The wolf s evil runs so deep that past survivors refuse to believe in him, and so it is up to the newest generation, two children nam Once every generation or so, a great wolf called the Blood Prince, who not only devours bodies but also steals souls, stalks the northern forests of Russia Rumor has it that he has set his sights on the forgettable little village of Miersk The wolf s evil runs so deep that past survivors refuse to believe in him, and so it is up to the newest generation, two children named Pasha and Lisette, to save the village But how can a young boy and girl stop such a beast This mesmerizing tale draws on Russian folk stories about Vasilissa the Beautiful, Baba Yaga, and the Firebird and is filled with quirky details and memorable characters that could spring only from the imagination of Gregory Maguire This new edition includes a prologue and is illustrated with striking cut paper silhouettes


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




The Dream Stealer Reviews (31)

  • This short novel reads like a fable, ripe with Russian culture and built on the foundation of well known and obscure Russian folklore Two children in a small village in Russia called Miersk face the knowledge that the Blood Prince, a huge, demonic wolf, is coming their way and leaving a trail of de [..]

  • Nice idea but couldn t get into fully The setting is wonderful and loved the idea of the Blood Prince but all in all I was mostly bored.The writing went back and forth for me being wonderful and dry shrugs Oh well, on to the next [..]

  • 2.5I picked this up because a conversation about fairy tale retelling came up in a group recently that didn t focus on the Big 20 in fairy tales, and I started looking around and came across this story about Baba Yaga I ve liked Maguire s other work, especially Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicke [..]

  • Enjoyable children s story [..]

  • This review and others posted over at my blog The Blood Prince, a deadly, mythical wolf with the power to steal souls, is on the move once and is rud to be headed for the small village of Miersk When friends Pasha and Lisette see a rare firebird, it sets them off on a quest to find the witch Bab [..]

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