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The Daydreamer (Red Fox Older Fiction) (original 1994; edition 2005)

by Ian McEwan

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Title:The Daydreamer (Red Fox Older Fiction)
Authors:Ian McEwan
Info:Red Fox (2005), Paperback, 96 pages
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The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan (1994)

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Peter Fortune viene considerato dai grandi un bambino difficile.
E lui non riesce proprio a capire perché.
Forse perché non parla quasi mai. E, anziché stare con gli altri bambini a giocare, spesso preferisce passare il tempo da solo nella sua stanza a “pensare i suoi pensieri”… nessuno può sapere cosa pensa una persona se questa non te lo dice, e questo ai grandi proprio non piace.
In effetti il guaio con i pensieri è che spesso tendono a degenerare in fantasticherie… e quelle sì che sono un problema! Perché è un niente che ti dimentichi la sorellina sullo scuolabus proprio dopo averla appena salvata dai lupi, o che durante il compito in classe di matematica ti perdi a pensare al numero più graaande del mondo… finché il tempo è scaduto e ti ritrovi a consegnare il foglio in bianco.
Ma Peter sa come può sentirsi una bambola a stare tutto il tempo in un angolino della mensola, stretta fra le altre, senza la speranza di poter avere un giorno una stanza tutta per sé. Sa com’è vivere una giornata nei panni del vecchio gatto di famiglia.
Sa anche che sta crescendo. Che un giorno, non molto lontano, smetterà di essere un bambino, ma poco importa: ha il sospetto che anche da adulti la vita riservi delle cose davvero belle. ( )
  cry6379 | Sep 17, 2017 |
100 pp
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[per fortuna chi me lo ha regalato non è su anobii!] ( )
  downisthenewup | Aug 17, 2017 |
A fast read, and I enjoyed the sometimes chaotic, sometimes unexpected changes in perspective. Who can follow the path of children's thoughts? Not your typical McEwan, if there's something like that at all. ( )
  DeusXMachina | Aug 9, 2017 |
Simple story but teaches you to see through the lens of other people. ( )
  siok | Jul 15, 2017 |
I had no idea this was a children's book until I started to read the reviews. Now, having read it, I would have to say it's one of those special books that has been able to blur the lines between genre. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these short stories narrated by Peter, our eleven year old daydreamer. Delightful and with a child's innocence, these stories charmed me and made me smile. Peter's imagination is so utterly inventive that it made me stop, and try to remember what it was like to be an eleven year old again, full of curiosity, inward thought and boundless energy! The book often reminded me of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and my much loved collection of Roald Dahl. ( )
  Fliss88 | May 20, 2017 |
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Basso, SusannaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Browne, AnthonyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oeser, Hans-ChristianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Als Peter Glück zehn Jahre alt war, sagten ihm die Erwachsenen manchmal, er sei ein "schwieriges" Kind.
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From the inexhaustible imagination of Ian McEwan--a master of contemporary fiction and author of the Booker Prize-winning national bestseller Amsterdam--an enchanting work of fiction that appeals equally to children and adults.

First published in England as a children's book, The Daydreamer marks a delightful foray by one of our greatest novelists into a new fictional domain. In these seven exquisitely interlinked episodes, the grown-up protagonist Peter Fortune reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses, and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality, Peter experiences fantastical transformations: he swaps bodies with the wise old family cat; exchanges existences with a cranky infant; encounters a very bad doll who has come to life and is out for revenge; and rummages through a kitchen drawer filled with useless objects to discover some not-so-useless cream that actually makes people vanish. Finally, he wakes up as an eleven-year-old inside a grown-up body and embarks on the truly fantastic adventure of falling in love. Moving, dreamlike, and extraordinary, The Daydreamer marks yet another imaginative departure for Ian McEwan, and one that adds new breadth to his body of work.

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An imaginative ten-year-old boy, who is best understood by his family, recounts some of the adventures he has while daydreaming.

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