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For a penny a dream, the old blind Dream Weaver weaves dreams for seven sets of passers-by.
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Collins Publishers
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SheriC (PM)
This is really not a children’s book. Like most real fairy tales, these stories and their intricate illustrations are much darker than their Disney counterparts, more violent and bloodthirsty, with very adult themes. The book contains 7 re-imagined classic fairy tales, tied (woven, ha ha) together by the narrative of a blind old woman who weaves dreams for a series of passers-by. They are strange and disturbing, and I did not enjoy reading them, but I did find it an interesting exercise to try c ...more
Slee
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book changed me. Huddled low in a library, trying to avoid the helpful gaze of a librarian and bored beyond all hope of salvation while my dad was busy talking to someone else, I plucked this slim volume off the shelf and decided to go ahead and read it. Don't misconstrue me and suppose that I didn't enjoy reading, I did. However, reading hadn't yet blossomed into a full-fledged hobby for me. I was pretty young and still reading mid-grade chapter books, at best, and teachers were still tell ...more
Eliot Fiend
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
excellent magical and old-school stories (stylistically similar to many great myths though distinct), good for kids and adults alike. i love the "dream weaver" character (who speaks a bit between stories.)
Rachel
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorite books! What a haunting collection of fairy tales...
Chanel Earl
This book is a wonderful collection of fairy tales framed within a story that is also interesting and meaningful. I enjoyed every tale.
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