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Tree of Dreams: Ten Tales from the Garden of Night

Yep, Laurence; pictures by Isadore Seltzer

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ISBN 10: 0816734984 / ISBN 13: 9780816734986
Published by BridgeWater Books, 1995
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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The author, Larry Yep, has inscribed to former owner, signed, dated in the year of publication, and included a drawing on the half-title page; most of this also shows through lightly onto the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 001078

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Title: Tree of Dreams: Ten Tales from the Garden of...

Publisher: BridgeWater Books

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Signed: Signed Copy

Edition: First Edition / First Printing

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A master storyteller offers a collection of folktales, from Brazil, China, India, Japan, and other countries, that involve dreams and dreaming. By the award-winning author of The Man Who Tricked a Ghost.

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Grade 3-7?Drawing on sources acknowledged at the end of the book, Yep retells 10 stories from Japan, India, China, Greece, Brazil, and Senegal in lively prose, shaping plot and point of view to emphasize each tale's dream aspect. In one selection, Badger guardians speak to their generous benefactor in his dream. In another, a prince braves distance and danger to find the princess of his dreams. In a third, a boy's dream spirit enters the body of a cricket, while a warrior dreams a lifetime as an ant, and learns humility. In yet another, a boy gains wisdom from the tree of dreams growing deep in the rain forest, only to incur murderous jealousy from other members of his tribe. A preface reminds readers that "dreaming is a bond that unites us," while an afterword briefly touches on the literary, scientific, and Freudian views on dreams. Seltzer offers one illustration per tale in a brash, deliberately rough-hewn style emphasizing the tales' strangeness. A collection to read for pure enjoyment, or to ponder the connection between dreams and folklore.?Margaret A. Chang, North Adams State College, MA
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