15 November 2011

The Sky Dreamer

by Anne Morgan, illustrated by Celine Eimann

IP Kidz. Australian, Picture Book. Hardcover RRP $26.00

Reviewed by Sandy Fussell

Liam is struggling to come to terms with the death of his sister, Cassie. On the day before his birthday, late at night, he sees Cassie sailing a boat through the sky, ‘The Sky Dreamer’. While Cassie sews a birthday present, Liam must learn to sail the sky by himself – a touching metaphor for facing life without her.

When Cassie leaves, and Liam wakes in bed, he has his special birthday gift to help him feel warm and safe.

The Sky Dreamer is a story written to help children cope with grief.

Dr Anne Morgan writes heartfelt words from her own experience and Celine Eimann’s soft pastel images add a sense of comfort.


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