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Marianne Dreams is a children's fantasy novel by Catherine Storr. It was illustrated with drawings by Marjorie-Ann Watts and published by Faber and Faber in 1958.

Marianne Dreams is a children's fantasy novel by Catherine Storr. Marianne is a young girl who is bedridden with a long-term illness. She draws a picture to fill her time, and finds that she spends her dreams within the picture she has drawn.

Illustrated by marjorie-ann watts. mother moved about her bedroom, putting away her clothes, tidying up books and arranging all Marianne’s birthday presents on the bookcase by her bed where she could see them easily. I hope so,’ her mother said, also not for the first time. But she didn’t sound very hopeful, and Marianne herself had by now reached a stage when she had ceased feeling very strongly about anything and she only continued to ask about her next riding lesson because that had been the last thing she felt as if she had really cared about.

Marianne Dreams is a story of a young girl facing a long convalescence, who fills her time by doodling in a writing pad. One day she picks up a pencil that looks different from the others. She discovers that whatever she draws with this pencil turns up in her dreams that night.

Miss Chesterfield Miss Chesterfield, who was the ‘sort of governess’ that Marianne’s mother had engaged, came for the first time the next morning.

Miss Chesterfield Miss Chesterfield, who was the ‘sort of governess’ that Marianne’s mother had engaged, came for the first time the next morning hich was mostly taken from old-fashioned children’s books. Instead of being middle-aged and rather prim and strict, she was quite young and very pretty.

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Marianne Dreams was first published by Faber and Faber in 1958, and was first printed in paperback by Puffin Books in 1964. It was illustrated with drawings by Marjorie-Ann Watts Film, TV or theatrical adaptations. Marianne Dreams has been the basis of several film, TV and radio adaptations, including the 1972 British ITV children's TV series Escape Into Night (which was quite faithful to the novel), and the movie Paperhouse (which was less so).

Title: Marianne Dreams (Puffin Books) Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Publisher: Puffin Books ISBN 13: 9780140302097. Books will be free of page markings. Read full description. Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr (Paperback, 1968). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Marianne Dreams Catherine Storr,Marjorie-Ann Watts Недоступно для . Catherine Storr was born and lived most of her life in London

Catherine Storr was born and lived most of her life in London. She practised medicine for fifteen years, but never forgot her ambition to be a writer. She wrote her first children's books for her three daughters and many went on to become classics. Marianne Dreams was made into a film, The Paper House, in 1990.

About the Author: Catherine Storr was born in 1913, and was educated at St Paul's Girls' School, and Newnham College, Cambridge. Marianne Dreams remains one of her best known and most popular works. She also became a prolific and successful author in her own right, mostly for children but also for adults, writing plays and short stories as well as novels. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Jacket design: The Book Designers. Jacket painting: Alexei Petrovich Antropov, portrait of Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseyevna (the future Catherine the Great) (detail) (Bridgeman Art Library International). Perhaps the best description of her is that she is a woman as well as an empress. The Earl of Buckinghamshire, British ambassador to Russia, 1762–65.

Soon after Marianne found the pencil in the old box, she began to have strange dreams. Then the truth dawned on her - whatever she drew during the day, she would dream about at night. As the dreams become more sinister, she wonders if she is to be trapped for ever in a cycle of pictures and dreams.

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CrazyDemon
I started reading this book as a child, perhaps 55 years ago. For some reason I got only as far as about 1/4 the way through. I would occasionally remember part of the plot, Marianne drawing things that showed up later in her dream, but forgot the book's title. Lately I happened to remark about the book's plot to my wife, and it turned that she had read the book as a child, and clued me in to the title and the author! I ordered the Kindle version and just tonight finished it! I have to say that the book was worth the wait; I have greatly enjoyed the adventure. Too bad the author is no longer with us -- I should like to have sent her a fan letter thanking here for the book!
Monn
In the movie, Paper House, Anna/Marianne had more of a personality, not sugary-sweet at all and much more realistic and relatable. Of course the movie left out the stones with eyes and added a more intriguing, scary plot with the father turning into a monster, mother having a photographic career and instead of having a tutor had a doctor that made house calls for both Mark and Anna. Okay, I have to say I'm prejudiced, because Paper House happens to be one of my (if not the) favorite films of all time. Also the ending was more dramatic and touching in the film. I guess this book would be okay for kids who've never seen Paper House but for adults who have, it's pretty insipid. But if there was never a Marianne Dreams there would never have been Paper House and I'm grateful for that. Rent the movie, if you can find it, instead. The acting is spot on with an exceptional cast and direction. One of the most perfect films of all time.
Bludsong
No violence but a wee bit scary!
I found a wonderful show on YouTube called "Escape Into Night" - a six-part, 30-minute per part "children's" show made by ATV/ITV in the UK back in the early 1970s. I loved it so much I bought the DVD! Then, wanting to read the book upon which the show was based, I bought the book. It's a nice read - a wonderful fantasy about a young girl whose dreams "come to life" while she is confined to bed, recovering from an illness. I actually bought the book for my nephew. I did a bit of research and discovered it was recommended for 6th grade (US) and up. My nephew is entering the 3rd grade but I think he's up to it. If you miss the days of thoughtful, intelligent children's literature, you'll enjoy it - regardless of your age.
I recommend you read the book first. Then, watch the UK television series. Do not waste your time with the theatrical film. I haven't seen it but from what I have read, it is nothing like the book!
Gholbirius
Marianne Dreams is a story of a young girl facing a long convalescence, who fills her time by doodling in a writing pad. One day she picks up a pencil that looks different from the others. She discovers that whatever she draws with this pencil turns up in her dreams that night. She finds a world in which she is drawn out of herself and her own problems and into the life of another person, also coalescing from long illness. In this alternate--and yet real--world Marianne learns about commitment and selflessness. The story is engaging, compelling, eerie, and deeply satisfying. C. S. Lewis said that a good children's book is worth reading after you've grown up, or it probably wasn't a very good children's book to start with. Catherine Storr has proven Lewis right with this one. A 12 year-old can read and enjoy it, but so can a 58 year old, or a 98 year old.
Hellmaster
This book deserves to be a classic. I first came across it as I was entering "senior citizenship" and, to my surprise, found it a good read. I say "surprise," because when it comes to modern books for children, which I have to read because of my job, I am very hard to please. This one held my interest and left me with a good feeling, unlike a lot of modern stories whose authors feel they have to rub children's noses in the unpleasantness and disappointments of life, even to the point of describing gruesome scenes in a realistic way (Fantasy is different; IT can get away with all sorts of horrid events--witness the delightful stories of Roald Dahl.) There is a place for escapism!
Frey
I'm a big fan of the movie version of Paperhouse. I've always felt it perfectly captured the joys, insecurities, fears and terrors of childhood. The movie is based on this book, Marianne Dreams, and while there are many similarities, it's the differences that made me really enjoy the book. It's simpler, more like a fairytale, but still manages to be engrossing. The ending of the book caught me off guard, having been so used to the movie, but I found I've come to really like it (probably more so than the movie's ending).

I'm subtracting one star because I didn't enjoy the relationship between Marianne and Mark as much in the book version. Far too much arguing. It eventually evens out but it's a tough slog getting to that point.
Bele
I am so excited this story is now available as an Ebook but I wish they had chosen one of the sinister covers.

I saw the television programme in the 70's and it absolutely had me spellbound and haunted me for years. British sci fi for kids was so cool back then - The Tomorrow People, Dr Who and Sapphire and Steel. Anyway I managed to borrow a copy of this book a few years ago and absolutely loved it. The owner loved it too and I couldn't buy my own copy till now. I think I will have to check out the film other reviewers have mentioned too.
Marianne Dreams (Puffin Books) download epub
Contemporary
Author: Marjorie-Ann Watts,Catherine Storr
ISBN: 0140302093
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin (September 30, 1975)
Pages: 208 pages