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CLA Book of the Year Award

“A classic, timeless fairy tale.”

— CLA jury

Silver Birch Honour Book

CURSE OF THE DREAM WITCH

Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award

The Dream Witch haunts the forest, waiting to collect on a horrible debt – the heart of Princess Olivia. As Olivia’s thirteenth birthday approaches, she heads to the forest with two friends: the peasant boy Milo and a curious talking mouse with a surprising past. Together, the three face fantastical adversaries to save their families and rescue a kingdom.

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Curse of the Dream Witch is a cautionary tale that illustrates that ‘Dreams can become nightmares’ with Allan Stratton’s imagery so visual that the nightmare is almost tangible. … In the true spirit of folktales and fairy tales, [it] does more than teach about perseverance and self-respect and caring for others it entertains with humour [and] irreverence.”

—  Can Lit for Little Canadians

“Details such as the Witch’s flying meat cleaver, a tongue carpet, batwing paper, and spice grinders used as prison cells, make this book certain to be endearing to children and youth. – University of Manitoba 5/5 Deweys!”

—  The Misbehavin’ Librarian

“Allan Stratton’s novel is a fabulous romp through a fairytale kingdom with all the trimmings.”

—  The Very Best Books

“A fast paced plot, full of humour, wonder and at times despair. Curse of the Dream Witch has pace and energy and some vivid images add to the reader’s enjoyment.”

— The School Librarian (UK)

“An imaginative story with a strong element of friendship between a motley cast of characters…Together with her friends, Princess Olivia set off on a fantastical adventure, compelling told in this gripping story.”

 — Parents in Touch (UK)

“A read-aloud tale for young and old, with plenty of adventure and excitement to keep all readers on the edge of their seat”

—  Canadian Library Association

“A classic timeless fairy tale.”

— Canadian Library Association Award – Jury Chair, Jaclyn McLean

“Definitely recommended!”

— The Book Bag (UK)

UK: Faber & Faber Children’s Books

France: Bayard Jeunesse

China: Beijing Publishing Group

Denmark: Stabenfeldt

Norway: Stabebenfeldt

Sweden: Stabenfeldt

Winner Of 2014 Canadian Library Association Best Book for Children Award

2014 Forest of Reading “Silver Birch” Award Honour Book

Nominated for the 2014 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Nominated for the 2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Students Choice)

Nominated for the 2015 Red Cedar Award (BC Student’s Choice)

Fantastic Book Awards, UK (current nominee)

2015 Diamond Willow Award (nominee)

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Curse of the Dream Witch

by Allan Stratton | Curse of the Dream Witch