The Dreamer

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Set long ago and faraway this green allegory is an adventure that becomes desperate and dark. Moro, rich and heartless, holds the village at the foot of the mountain in his power, but he always wants more.

Lark, the mute peasant girl, has known no love since her mother died and can never please her father however hard she works. She carves the Flower Bird she sees in her dreams from clay and wood but it is destroyed by her bullying brother. She takes solace in her friend Fedor, the goat herd who has a limp and a kid called Nettle. Although Fedor never understood why his father left, he knows that when he sings, it’s his father’s voice he hears and he hasn’t lost hope of finding him again.

Lark and Fedor meet an old blind man who lives alone on the mountain and calls himself The Dreamer. The magical world they glimpse in his glittering story bowl is beautiful and enticing, but when Moro discovers the crystal behind the waterfall, he thinks so too and covets it for himself.

There’s deception, temptation and danger as greed begins to destroy the life of the village and the weak are first to die.


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The Dreamer


1 review for The Dreamer

  1. Lisa Geary

    This story is an ideal present for young teens but can be enjoyed by a much wider age range because of the excellent writing and the universal messages of what’s important in life. The greedy Moro who owns the land reminds me of Trump. The heroes are a young girl without a voice and her friend. It’s a lovely book for winter evenings and an ideal Christmas present for friends and family who care about fairness and the Earth.

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