By: Greg James and Chris Smith
Genre: YFCF - Crime & mystery fiction
Published by: Penguin
Published: 28 Sep 2021
ISBN: 9780241546307


A brand-new adventure beyond your wildest dreams, from the bestselling authors of KID NORMAL.

Unlike most 12 year-olds, Maya Clayton is desperate to go to bed early. Falling asleep is the only chance she has to save her dad - the brilliant but slightly odd Professor Dexter.

The Professor invented a device that allows you to visit other people's dreams. But the devious Lilith Delamere has trapped him inside a nightmare and Maya and the mysterious Dream Bandits must find a way to rescue him before it's too late! Maya will face a dangerous journey and some difficult choices. But sometimes all you need is a dream… and a bit of courage.

Featuring a hospital heist, some banana-loving llamas and a talking cat called Bin Bag, this is one mind-bending adventure you won't want to wake up from.

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Maya’s Dad is a brilliant but slightly odd Professor who works with dreams. He has invented a device so he can visit other people’s dreams, but now he is asleep and won’t wake up.

He has been asleep for 6 weeks and Maya really misses him. When a strange boy turns up in her dream and says he needs Maya’s help to wake her dad up and to solve the mystery of why he is asleep, Maya jumps at the chance.

Maya and her new friends will need to use their imagination in ways they never thought possible!

This is one of the best and funniest books I’ve read this year. It has laugh out loud moments (especially when the authors decide to talk to you - the reader), fantastic characters, and a story that is beyond your wildest dreams.

This book is what you get when you let your imagination run riot, and it would be a great classroom read to let imaginations loose.

This will be a favourite with readers in lower secondary and upper primary.

Reviewed by Michelle