The Nightmare Thief

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Published by Sourcebooks Kids
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Twelve-year-old Maren loves making and selling dreams in her family’s shop. But when a sinister customer tries to blackmail her into making nightmares for some secret plot, she must decide whether to protect her family or protect unknown dreams from her family’s magic.

Recommended for readers ages 8+

 

Reviews: 

“Lesperance has crafted a wonderfully original world… The delightfully descriptive text sets a cozy scene, but there is also real danger and a deliciously disconcerting villain. There is magic and mayhem, horror and hope, and the thread of family and friendship weaving it all together.” – Booklist, starred review

“Lesperance crafts a resourceful heroine whose loyalty forces her to confront a difficult situation and come out stronger. She also folds a satisfying sense of wonder into the quaint town, balanced with a chilling element of darkness.” – Publishers Weekly

“A hair-raising, nontraditional horror novel with fantastical elements. Will have universal appeal for children who don’t mind a scare.” – School Library Journal

“A spine-tingling adventure.” – Kirkus Reviews

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