The carpet now sailed over a calm sea. Cy has the ability to control his own dreams and knows his own, personal Dream Master. But dreams aren't easy to control. Every dream has a Dream Master to control it. Around the courtyard grew trees laden with peaches and pears. Whispers in the Graveyard, Methuen London, England , 1994. Well Cy's about to find out.
He's accidentally conjured up the Princess Shahr-Azad from Ancient Arabia - creator of the 1001 tales of Arabian Nights. But what would happen if a character from Cy's dream decided to come and live in his Time and Space? The captain of the Palace Guard had let out a mighty whoop and was brandishing his scimitar in the air. James Guide to Children's Writers. The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
But dreams aren't easy to control - even with the help of a crabby Dream Master! The most intense method is by reading. Thereupon the carpet floated down and settled in a marble courtyard where fountains splashed and doves cooed softly. In Death or Glory Boys a group of teens contemplate joining the British army and attend a series of recruiting evenings. Where was the brake on a magic carpet? The floor of the valley below them started to boil and seethe. Francis has fallen in love with working-class Maggie, whom Charlotte befriends. Its passengers slid forward and teetered on the edge. The Dream Master scuttled across the courtyard and took cover behind a pillar.
In the first book, Kezzie leaves her home in Scotland to search for her younger sister, Lucy. In Kezzie's Homecoming, the girls return to Scotland to reunite with their beloved grandfather, who has now moved to a tenement block in Cydebank in Glasgow. I have you in my power. We'd better find somewhere to hide before-' He was interrupted by the sound of marching feet. Books for Young Children, spring, 1993, review of New School Blues, p.
A Homecoming for Kezzie, Methuen London, England , 1995. Maggie's younger brother also enlists, but later has a change of heart when he witnesses the horrors of war firsthand. But what would happen if a character from Cy's dream decided to come and live in his Time and Space? While some members of the group are sure that the army is the right place for them, others have doubts. Bullies at School, Canongate Edinburgh, Scotland , 1994. Education: Attended the University of Aston. Black London, England , 1997. Cy saw the terrible rending claws, its awful hooked beak… 'It's more like a parrot! The hissing increased three hundred-fold, and the rocks separated into thick strands, then coils, then a roiling mass of grey slitherings.
When the Italian café where Kezzie works is bombed, she and Lucy seek shelter in the country. But there's Cy's powerful imagination means that he can zap through Time and Space to really live his dreams. When he drew it in, his net was full of stones and mud. Guardian Manchester, England , January 8, 2002, review of Remembrance, p. New Statesman, July 14, 1995, review of Whispers in the Graveyard, p.
But what would happen if a character from Cy's dream decided to come and live in his Time and Space? Hobbies and other interests: Walking, reading, traveling, studying old graveyards and tombstones. It circled and flew at them again, this time descending with its vicious beak wide open to attack them as it came. I could easily have your head chopped off. Well Cy's about to find out. I tried to show the helplessness of children being affected by decisions that adults make. After she finds Lucy, who has suffered a traumatic experience, the two sisters recover together in Canada.
Emergency Librarian, March, 1994, review of Kezzie, p. Soon she's causing havoc, summoning terrifying creatures, and hurtling into Cy's school on her magical flying carpet. Publishers Weekly, October 28, 2002, review of Remembrance, p. New School Blues, Canongate Edinburgh, Scotland , 1992. Shahr-Azad's eyes glittered in fury. It came swooping in, talons outstretched ready for the kill. After I witnessed the closure of a major industry in one area with devastating results, I wrote Simon's Challenge as a therapeutic exercise and also to bear witness.
Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland. Then you enjoy the times you win even more. Breslin was awarded the 1994 Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard, in which a dyslexic boy lives with his alcoholic father. Cy's powerful imagination means that he can zap through Time and Space to really live his dreams. Magpies, March, 1996, review of Whispers in the Graveyard, p. But sometimes Cy's own imagination is so strong that he can run his own dream.