Awake and Dreaming

Awake and Dreaming

Book - 1996
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While living a miserable, poverty-stricken life with her young, irresponsible mother, nine-year-old Theo dreams of belonging to a real family but finds a shadowy figure haunting her thoughts.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 1996
ISBN: 9780670869541
Characteristics: 228 p.


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Jul 03, 2018

This is an AMAZING book. I read this more than 5 times and still every time I cry... :)

Nov 16, 2017

Sorry, but I found this book not one of Kit Pearson's best. I'm not to sure why people love it so much.

Nov 27, 2016

Kit Pearson books never fail to pull me in

Jan 28, 2015

By FAR the best book I've read in a long time. I'd rcommend it to ANYONE. If anyone knows of a book similar to this one, please let me know. You will not regret reading this book.

Nov 22, 2013

Oh my goodness, I love this book so much! I've read it over 5 times, that's how great it is! I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good book to read! I also think that if you like this book, after you read it, you should go on and read "The Guests of War" trilogy. I'm half way through it myself and it's very good!

Nov 05, 2013

such a good book my friend sujested it to me now i love it its a great book for people 11-14 it does get a little sad (it made me cry)

Oct 06, 2013

"This book, rather, rules over all other 'hard to put down books.' It is as though Kit Pearson has personally snuck into the library and coated the front and back covers with hug-tight glue. It is utterly wondrous."
-Humbledrum Reviews

adancer Jan 25, 2013

A wonderful journey full of surprises.
I stayed up all night to finish this. I just had to know how it ended, and I emailed Kit Pearson to let her know what I thought!

dizzy85 Nov 16, 2012

Loved this book as a kid and still do

Nov 12, 2012

love this book!

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Dimmu16 Aug 24, 2012

Theo dreams of a better life with a real family and away from her horrible mother. Her Mother (Rai) meets a man named Cal and falls in love with him. But he doesn't like kids so she brings Theo to live with her sister Sharon. She says she will try to convince him to have Theo move in too in a few weeks (Theo seriously doubts it). On the Ferry to Victoria she meets these amazing four kids, then she faints. When she wakes up she finds out they have adopted her! She spends happy months with them until she starts to fade away. She wakes up on the Ferry like nothing happened. Then she is taken to Sharon's, and her mother leaves as fast as possible. The next few weeks are long, Theo can't stop thinking about the family. Then she meets them! They were real, but nothing like in the dream. Soon Theo finds a perfect balance. More happens but Read the book yourselves! :)

Dec 01, 2011

Nine year old Theo Cafferey lives with her irrisposible mother in Vancouver. When Theos mother gets an invite to live with her boyfriend, Theo must go and live with her aunt. but on the farry to victoria Theo makes a wish on a new moon and It misteriously comes true until suddenly she starts literally to fade and she is back on the farry with her mother. While in Victoria Theo meets the family from her wish but this time she does not belong to them. It is an exellent Ghost story and I just love it from begining to end!!!

Dec 20, 2010

Theo and her yong , irresponsible mother seem trapped in their misserable , poverty stricken life. Theo dreams of belonging to a "real " family with two parents and brothers and sisters , and her dream seeems to come true when she is mysteriously adopted by a large , waam family , the Kaldors.

For the first time in her life , Theo has brand new clothes and things of her on , security and good friends . But as time passes , the magic of Theo's new life begins -literally- to fade, and soon she finds herself back with her mother. Were the Kaldors real , or just a dream ? And who is the shadowy figure that haunts Theo's thoughts ?


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Sep 08, 2014

Coarse Language: s--- word is used

Dimmu16 Aug 24, 2012

Violence: Rai hits Theo.


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