A Little Like Waking

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$20.99  $19.52
Roaring Brook Press
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author
Adam Rex is the award-winning author and illustrator of more than forty books including the New York Times bestsellers Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, School's First Day of School, and Chu's Day, as well as The True Meaning of Smekday, which was adapted for film by DreamWorks. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his dog, son, and wife.

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
A Finalist for the Ohioana Book Award

"Wildly inventive and achingly touching, this is an exquisite book about longing, love, and grief that mesmerizes on every page. This book is a dreamy, fantastic treasure." -- Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and You'd Be Home Now

"A Little Like Waking is an adventure of a love story that brings the dream world to life with immersive clarity. Whimsical, beautiful, and one of a kind." -- Rachael Lippincott, New York Times bestselling coauthor of She Gets the Girl

"Romantic and constantly surprising, mixing small-town charm with surreal fantasy, A Little Like Waking is a brilliant love letter to the magic of the human mind." -- E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

"A charming, funny, highly imaginative story that invites long thoughts about the nature of reality and the enduring importance of romance." -- Booklist, starred review

A wonderfully inventive story bursting with humor and heart." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Rex's quest narrative is like none other, sure to leave readers marveling at the wonder of dreams and the power of imagination." -- BookPage

"By turns existential and goofy, this campy, off-the-beaten-path story, propelled via an immediate, stream-of-conscious voice and sprinkled with beguiling artwork, ruminates on themes of loss and love." -- Publishers Weekly

"Surreal...Revelations toward the end, with some twists and turns, provide a payoff that invites re-readings." -- Horn Book Magazine