Tuesday 7 March 2023

The Book of Stolen Dreams

 Author: David Farr

ISBN: 9781801215135

Hi Everyone

This is a middle-grade read and I quite enjoyed the journey through its pages.

There are a lot of themes entwined in the plot of this novel. It would be an interesting one to read aloud with your children and form discussions along the way. It is quick-paced and well-thought-out, making it a thought provoking page turner.

The characters are easy to relate to and I quickly formed a liking for more than one of them. At the same time, I quickly formed a dislike for some of them. No matter what your own personality or character traits lean towards, I am sure you will connect with at least one of these characters. This makes the book easily readable/relatable for any young person.

I was very impressed by the way this novel ended. Right to the end, every theme was accounted for. The characters each had their part to play and each character was thought about in the final pages. Credit goes to David Farr for the way in which he connected every page together right to the final pages.

Overall, this is worth reading.  It will get you thinking while you try to outrun time with the characters as they endeavor to close a chapter on the past or risk opening a new unchangeable chapter for the future.


When Rachel and Robert help their librarian father to steal a forbidden book, they are plunged into a dangerous world. Everyone is hunting for The Book of Stolen Dreams and, with their father imprisoned, Rachel and Robert are forced to go on the run. Desperate to survive, they must uncover the Book's secrets and track down its mysterious missing page. 

But the cruel and calculating President Charles Malstain is on their trail and will do anything to seize what they have. When the children discover the astonishing magical truth about the Book, they resolve to do everything in their power to stop it falling into his hands - for if it does, he could rule for ever.

Step inside the pages of an immortal adventure...

"I have always taught you to have a strong moral compass. You must use it now to save your father. There is a reason he wanted to seal the book.

Find out Why!

Do whatever you can to help him. I know you, more than anyone can do it."

David Far writes for film and theatre. He is perhaps best known for creating the BBC adaption of The Night Manager, starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, his work on the long-running TV series Spooks and his feature film, Hanna - now a hugely successful Amazon Prime series.

David lives in London and The Book of Stolen Dreams is his first novel. It is the story he has always wanted to write, and he has always wanted to write it for children.

This was available from: Paperplus

Happy reading

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