Flashback Friday: Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

– pick a book that you read when you were a child, between ages 5-13, that made an impact on you.
– it doesn’t have to be a kid or teen book, just one you read in that time span.
– describe the book in five words.
– if you’d like to join in, post a link to your Flashback in the comments =)


Awake and Dreaming
by Kit Pearson
ISBN – 13: 9-780670-869541
Published: January 4, 1997
Age group: 7-9

Theo and her young, irresponsible mother live a miserable, poverty-stricken life. Theo dreams of belonging to a real family with two parents and brothers and sisters, and her dream seams to come true when she is mysteriously “adopted” by a large, warm family, the Kaldors.
For the first time in her life, Theo has brand new clothes and things of her own, 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 who haunts Theo’s thoughts?
Awake and Dreaming is a ghost story with a difference by one of Canada’s greatest children’s writers.


Awake and Dreaming is: amazing, magical, heart-warming, mysterious, my favourite.