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The Daydreamer
by Ian McEwan | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winglukutuoliwing of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 12/31/2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Rohtola): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winglukutuoliwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, December 31, 2007

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"Most grown-ups think Peter Fortune is a difficult child because he is so quiet: they "knew that something was going on inside that head, but they couldn't hear it or see it or feel it. They couldn't tell Peter to stop it, because they didn't know what it was he was doing in there." Actually, he is involved in one of his great adventures: exchanging bodies with his ancient pet cat, battling a troop of dolls come to life, making his parents disappear with a vanishing cream or discovering what it is like to be an adult falling in love. Through his daydreams, Peter learns to see the world from numerous points of view. He is the only boy at school, for example, who can recognize the weaknesses of a bully and feel compassion for him. In his first book for children, McEwan dextrously presents a series of strange and wonderful metamorphoses. His vivid and poetic writing, celebrating the creative abilities of a gifted 10-year-old, reveals a profound understanding of childhood. "

Santa Claus brought me this book a little bit after Christmas this year! 


Journal Entry 2 by winglukutuoliwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, December 09, 2011

9 out of 10

Lovely stories about 10-year-old Peter, a book full of fantasies and imagination! I liked these stories, which remind Roald Dahl's absurd and odd stories for children. 


Journal Entry 3 by winglukutuoliwing at By post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/3/2012 UTC) at By post, Surprise Rabck -- Controlled Releases

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I noticed you've got this on your wishlist. Enjoy & Happy New Year 2012!


 


Journal Entry 4 by Tintti at Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Wednesday, January 04, 2012

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What a wonderful surprise! Thank you, lukutuoli, you are so sweet!  


Journal Entry 5 by Tintti at Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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I enjoyed these stories. They are so smart that both kids and adults can read them and enjoy - kids probably pay attention to different things than adults, but there is something for both. McEwan is an excellent writer and I always adore his writing, whatever the subject. 


Journal Entry 6 by Rohtola at Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Saturday, July 14, 2012

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I found this from the Jyväskylä City Library's BookCrossing-shelf. I try to read, if I don't have time, I will release it somewhere. 


Journal Entry 7 by Rohtola at Jannen saluuna in Vaasa, Pohjanmaa / Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/8/2015 UTC) at Jannen saluuna in Vaasa, Pohjanmaa / Österbotten Finland

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Jannen saluunassa, saaressa. 


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