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Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat by Gary Paulsen
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Free Fall: 09/01/16

Free Fall by David Wiesner

Free Fall by David Wiesner is a mostly wordless picture book about the power of imagination and the adventures awaiting during dreamtime. After an introductory poem, the book unfolds as a series of beautifully rendered paintings of a boy falling deeper and deeper into his dreams, going from adventure to adventure.

Free Fall by David Wiesner

In the silence
of a dream
our adventures move
in seamless progression
as we conquer
our dragon,
explore
uncharted lands,
climb
to the highest pinnacle,
and float
free
descending
in a sudden
free fall
to the new day.

slaying the dragon

The observant reader will recognize elements of the boy's room becoming the fantasy elements of his dreams. In this regard, Wiesner's paintings resemble Rob Gonsalves's used as illustrations in Sarah L. Thomson's Imagine a... a series.

Four stars

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