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Marianne Dreams

Written by Catherine Storr

Part of the Faber Children's Classics Series

Featured Books for 11+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

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A welcome reissue of an original and highly imaginative classic. Marianne is stuck in bed for six weeks following an illness. Seemingly with nothing to do, she is sure she’ll be terribly bored. But then she finds a special pencil in an old workbox she is sorting through and begins to draw. Soon Marianne finds that whatever she draws appears in her dreams and, excitingly if slightly frighteningly, the people and places begin to come alive. Soon Marianne has a whole new world and Mark, a special friend to play with.

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Marianne Dreams Synopsis

Confined to her bed with an illness, she finds a pencil in her great-grandmother's workbox, but the house she draws is as unsatisfying as always - like a shaky doll's house with grass as unlike anything growing as ever. But that night, she dreams and re-discovers her drawing in a completely new world. Returning to this world night after night, Marianne encounters a strange but familiar boy and the house takes on an increasingly ominous significance for both of them.

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ISBN: 9780571313273
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571313273
Publication date: 05/10/2006
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Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571313273
Publication date: 5th October 2006
Author: Catherine Storr
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Catherine Storr

Catherine Storr (1913-2001) was an English children's writer, best known for her novel Marianne Dreams and for the Clever Polly series. She was born in London, and attended St Paul's Girls' School, and went on to study English literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. She tried unsuccessfully to become a novelist but without giving up this ambition she studied medicine, qualifying as a doctor in 1944. She worked at the Middlesex Hospital. Afterwards, while regularly producing new children's books, she also worked as an editorial assistant for Penguin Books, from 1966 to the early seventies. She married in 1942 and had had three daughters. ...

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