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The Girl Who Could Not Dream

Sarah Beth Durst


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/6/2016)
Digital Audiobook (11/2/2015)
Prebound (3/14/2017)


"A perfect combination of adventure, humor, and pure imagination!" —Jessica Day George, New York Times best-selling author of Tuesdays at the Castle     "Funny, scary, and endlessly inventive.” —Bruce Coville, author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher     Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster—she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?   

Praise For The Girl Who Could Not Dream

"This book is self-aware, playing with common fantasy tropes, thus reinvigorating the familiar underlying story of a loner having to learn to overcome her fears to save the ones she loves...A fun, fast read with broad appeal."  — School Library Journal (starred review)

"Readers will not want to stop reading this quirky, fast-paced adventure until reaching its satisfactory, heartwarming conclusion...Funny, warm, and highly imaginative." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Young fantasy fans will find much to appreciate in this unusual look at the power of dreams, and what can happen when you are one of the rare few who can bring them to life."  — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"Durst makes the most of a truly creative premise in a novel filled with wit, empathy, and over-the-top dream moments come to life."  — Publishers Weekly

Clarion Books, 9780544935266, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 14, 2017

About the Author

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of fantasy novels for children, teens, and adults. Winner of the Mythopoeic Award and an ALA Alex Award and thrice nominated for the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, she lives in New York., Twitter: @sarahbethdurst.