Monday, September 14, 2020


I DREAM OF A JOURNEY by Akiko Miyakoshi. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2020.  32p.  ISBN 978-1525304781 hc. $16.99     Gr. K-3     E PIC

The hotelkeeper welcomes guests from all over the world.  They tell him stories of their adventures and send postcards from international travel destinations.  Each night he dreams of what it would be like to “get on a plane and travel from one new place to another.”  In the morning, he awakes and resumes his job at the hotel.  What would people think if he left in the night and didn’t show up for work?  Could he do it?  There are lots of questions at the end of the story that may serve as jumping-off points for writing a new ending.  Although readers may be able to change the course of the story, they’ll hardly be able to match the soft colors and hazy images that make the illustrations so beautiful.  This book is perfect for a read-aloud and discussion.

Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI  

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