The Dreamweavers

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Holiday House
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780823444236

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About the Author
G. Z. Schmidt was born in China and immigrated to the United States when she was six. She grew up in the Midwest and the South where she chased fireflies, listened for tornado warnings, and pursued a love of reading. In the third grade, she began writing stories in a spiral-bound notebook, and never looked back. She is the author of No Ordinary Thing and The Dreamweavers, which was named a New York Public Library Best Book of the Year and a CCBC Choice book. She currently lives in California with her husband and their tuxedo cat.
Reviews
"A magical adventure, which shoots for the moon--and succeeds."--Entertainment Weekly

★ "The book resonates with excitement and fantasy as Mei and Yun experience magic firsthand while using their wits and brainpower. . . . The story is balanced with imagination, love, sadness, new friends, old foes, and enchantment. . . . Rick Riordan fans will find this story to be entertaining and engaging as the magical adventure unfolds."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Schmidt has nicely woven Chinese mythology and history into a fantastic adventure. Readers will find themselves entranced by Schmidt's writing, which will draw them in much in the same way that a storyteller captivates listeners when retelling a folktale."--Booklist

"Schmidt creates a beautifully folkloric atmosphere imbued with elements of Chinese culture and myth. Mei, with her gut instinct and fighting skills, and Yun, with his nearsightedness and quick intelligence, make for a compelling lead duo, with plenty of opportunity for comedy and plot-propelling revelations."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"An entertaining tale . . . . "--The Horn Book

"In homage to her Chinese roots, Schmidt adroitly interweaves fantastical mythology with the historical context of the Ming Dynasty. . . . the twins' unbreakable bond, paired with rich folkloric details, make for a heartening read."--Publishers Weekly

"Seamlessly incorporates folklore and magic into a vivid middle-grade adventure about sibling bonds and destiny. . . . Chinese mythology and philosophy play a prominent role in The Dreamweavers, with Schmidt sewing the Jade Rabbit (a popular character in Chinese culture), the dream world, and yin and yang into her spellbinding story. . . . An entrancing story about the power of dreams, helping others and controlling our own destinies."--Shelf Awareness

"An enchanting tale."--Kirkus Reviews