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Boy on the Brink

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
That night there was a storm. Thunder shook the boy's bed and sent it flying . . . and when it landed, the bed was transformed into a world of mountains and valleys, with a river that spilled over a waterfall into a vast green sea.

A little boy is always the hero in his adventurous dreams...

After a fun-filled day of fishing, playing on the beach, and riding ponies at a car
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Cynde Cerf
May 22, 2015 Cynde Cerf rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful book. One if my favorites we have gotten from the library.
mara pina
May 15, 2012 mara pina rated it liked it
Similarly to "Where The Wild Things Are," a boy ends up out of his bedroom and in another world. He easily performs heroic acts but falls into danger just before his.mother wake him.

I like how the artist changed the artwork to differentiate between the two worlds but the story didn't grab me. Nice, but it almost seems like there was too much going on in a single picture book. For example, the intro/real world could've been shorter.
Jun 20, 2009 Tricia rated it liked it
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Elements of the boy’s day appear in his dream - and then can be found in the toys around his bed once he wakes up. The switch from life to dream time is kind of subtle, and the dream events border on scary, so sensitive or easily scared kids might not like this one.
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David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year ...more
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