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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784875985
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $27.99
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The Daydreamer




Beautiful new Vintage Children's Classics hardback edition, with colour illustrations by Anthony Browne, released for the 25th anniversary of publication of Ian McEwan's story of a young boy's weird and wonderful daydreams.

‘A classic’ Financial Times

The trouble with being a daydreamer who doesn’t say much, like Peter Fortune, is that people are likely to think you are rather stupid or dull. No one can see the amazing things that are going on in your head, such as swapping bodies with a cat, or a baby; vanquishing the school bully; or discovering a mysterious cream that makes your family disappear. Peter learns that the best thing to do, if he wants people to understand him, is to write down some of the things that happen to him while he is staring out of the window or lying on his back looking at the sky. So in this book you’ll find some of those strange and wonderful adventures, written down exactly as they happened.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784875985
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

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Praise for The Daydreamer

“As far-fetched and funny as anything by Roald Dahl”

Vogue

“Clear and vivid prose . . . Read these aloud to your children and be unsettled by them”

Evening Standard

“Perfectly judged, scary, poignant, meaningful; he makes it look easy, but this is brilliantly achieved”

Guardian

“Brilliant...the quality of imagination at play here is something special”

TES


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