Zac and the Dream Pirates
Ross Mackenzie
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 7+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 320pp
ISBN: 978-1-906427-16-0
Publication date: August 2010
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Everybody dreams. That’s the problem.

Good dreams are sweet. Bad dreams are scary, but what happens if the worst sort of nightmares take over?

Zac Wonder is about to find out. On the stroke of midnight, he is plunged into an extraordinary world on the other side of sleep. Is he still dreaming? Has he gone nuts? Or, is he really meant to save us all from vampires, werewolves and the dream pirates who threaten to keep us awake forever.

Ross Mackenzie's fabulous fantasy debut is a wild, wacky and thrilling ride, with shades of Roald Dahl, Angie Sage and Jenny Nimmo.

WINNER OF THE SCOTTISH CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2011

Zac Wonder sprinted through the forest, the carpet of frozen leaves crunching beneath his bare feet. Whatever was chasing him was gaining. He leapt over a fallen branch and skidded to a halt at the edge of a deep ravine. There was no way across. He was trapped. The trees rustled, and he whirled

"I've always loved adventure books. I feel the best ones are overflowing with heart and bravery and characters I know I'll grow to love! That's exactly what I tried to create with Zac and the Dream Pirates - an adventure that's not just about setting off to somewhere magical and amazing, but also about the people you meet along the way. I hope you think I've succeeded!"

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