Illustrated by Anthony Browne, The Daydreamer takes the reader out of reality and into the dream world of 10 year old Peter Fortune.
In these seven interlinked stories the grown-up Peter reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality Peter experiences magical transformations when he swaps bodies with William, the family cat, the baby Kenneth and, in the final story, wakes up as a twelve-year-old inside a grown-up body and experiences the adventure of falling in love.
“'A brilliant book-wonderful '”
“'Exhilarating - brilliant'”
“Clear and vivid prose...read these aloud to your children and be unsettled by them.”
Katie Law, Evening Standard
“This is a wonderful reissue written with the same style and flair which has made him (Ian McEwan) one of our most popular adult authors.”
Nottingham Evening Post
“This is a book that could be read at several levels. The dreams can be taken at face-value, but they also reveal themes, that more astute readers might recognise...a good read.”
“A real delight.”
“'The perfect antidote to video game stagnation.'”
South Wales Argus
“'The stories are inventive.'”