Middle grade mainstay Lisa Papademetriou delivers her most emotional and fantastical tale yet in The Dreamway.
Every night, your sleeping body stays in your bed, while the you of you travels deep beneath the earth to ride the complex rails of the Dreamway...
Stella Clay thought it was just another ordinary day at her drab gray school. But when her twin brother, Cole, is attacked by a shadowy creature on their way home, Stella’s world turns positively peculiar. Suddenly, her brother seems different, almost dimmer, like a candle that’s about to flicker out.
And then a talking mouse shows up in her bedroom.
Stella’s ordinary world is turned upside down as she discovers that the real Cole has been kidnapped and taken prisoner to the Nightmare Line. Determined to find him, she sets out to navigate the vast underground railway system. With the “help” of a stuck-up rodent, a nervous dragonfly, and a mysterious pirate, she must find her way across leagues of treacherous track to the darkest edge of the Dreamway in order to bring her brother home before he’s trapped forever.
Lisa Papademetriou was born August 25, 1971 and grew up in Houston, Texas. She went to West University Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, and Episcopal High School of Houston.
She has worked in an editorial capacity at Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Press. She has written or adapted over thirty books for young readers.
Lisa lives in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog, playing guitar, dancing around the house to 80's music, and eating at the vegetarian cafe (even though she isn't vegetarian).