Ready to Dream (Hardcover)

By Donna Jo Napoli, Elena Furrow, Bronwyn Bancroft (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781599900490, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2009



Ally is so excited to be in Australia and can't wait to draw all the new animals that she'll see. But when she meets Pauline, an Aboriginal woman who's also an artist, Ally learns that art isn't always made with paints and paper. In this inspiring story beautifully illustrated by an Aboriginal artist, friendships can be borne out of the most unlikely places, and imagination can take you anywhere.

About the Author

Award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli has writtens dozens of books for children and teens, including Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale, Bound, and Albert. Elena Furrow is Donna Jo Napoli's daughter and a debut author. She lives with her family in Missoula, Montana, where she works as a physician.Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer whose work has been displayed all over the world. She has illustrated over a dozen books for children, including Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein. She lives with her three children in Sydney, Australia.