The Dream Bearer by Walter Dean Myers audiobook

The Dream Bearer

By Walter Dean Myers
Read by Peter Francis James

HarperCollins
3.76 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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For a young adolescent, David Curry has a lot to contend with. He loves and fears Reuben, his troubled father. His older brother, Ty, is turning into someone David doesn't know anymore -- or trust. And his mom is struggling to hold everything together. But then David meets Mr. Moses, an elderly man who tells him that dreams are the key to understanding reality. And with Mr. Moses's gift of dreams, David begins to see the world through his father's eyes. Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers weaves a richly layered tale of a boy's journey of self-discovery and the acceptance and compassion he learns along the way.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the firstMichael L. Printz Award

A National Book Award Finalist

ALA Best Book for Young Adults

For a young adolescent, David Curry has a lot to contend with. He loves and fears Reuben, his troubled father. His older brother, Ty, is turning into someone David doesn't know anymore -- or trust. And his mom is struggling to hold everything together.

But then David meets Mr. Moses, an elderly man who tells him that dreams are the key to understanding reality. And with Mr. Moses's gift of dreams, David begins to see the world through his father's eyes.

Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers weaves a richly layered tale of a boy's journey of self-discovery and the acceptance and compassion he learns along the way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully orchestrated with elegant simplicity and profound insight. Myers creates a real masterpiece with this one.”  VOYA
“This is a haunting, sad, and hopeful tale of one boy’s struggle to cope with his father’s mental illness...Myers...makes David and his world come alive for the reader in...poignant prose.”  Kliatt
“Myers portrays a young man who, warts and all, emerges as a knowable and admirable hero.” Publishers Weekly
“Peter Francis James does a great job portraying an African-American adolescent. His voice is rich, reflective, and melodic...Myers and James give listeners a treat—straight from 145th street.”  AudioFile
“[The Dream Bearer] says much about the importance of forgiveness and understanding in the world today.”  School Library Journal
“This quiet, subtle story works on a number of layers. Moses’ dreams add to David’s knowledge, strength, and understanding, and nudge him toward a renewed relationship with his father and an appreciation of the danger and magic of Harlem.” Kirkus Review (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Walter Dean Myers

Author Bio: Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults. His notable works include Fallen Angels, Monster, Crystal, and Scorpions. He won numerous awards for his works, including five Coretta Scott King Awards for African American authors. He also won the first Michael L. Printz Award for his book Monster. In January of 2012 he became the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.76
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English