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This elegant book depicts the journey of life, highlighting all the hopes and dreams found along the way… Richly crafted and thoughtfully written, Dream is a dazzling project that challenges us to find a dream and follow it.”

The Bloomsbury Review

Sumptuous and arresting.”

Maclean's Magazine

A potpourri of quotations from historical sages, art from contemporary illustrators, and reflections… A popular graduation gift, in the vein of Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go!

School Library Journal

Adding Wisdom Award

Adding Wisdom Award

Children's Choice

ILA Children's Choice

Teachers' Choice

Teachers' Choice

Benjamin Franklin Award

Benjamin Franklin Award

Independent Publisher Award

Independent Publisher Award

ForeWord Book of the Year Award

ForeWord Book of the Year

American Booksellers Book Sense Pick

ABA Book Sense Pick

Children's Book Center Starred Our Choice

CBC Starred Our Choice

iParenting Award

iParenting Award

Pinnacle Award

Pinnacle Award for Best Gift Book

Visionary Award

Visionary Award

For those who are ready to dream, this book should be gently unwrapped like a precious present that will last forever… The author adeptly moves readers through the dreams of life, beginning with those of a newborn, traversing to rough channels of midlife, a renewal of dreams to come, and ending with the hope of forever-dreams.”


Fifteen well-known illustrators contribute beautiful artwork to this inspirational fable in free-verse… [A] comforting, motivational message about embracing life's passages and future possibilities.”


A fantastic picture book featuring lavish color illustrations and beautiful verse, all about the inspiration, majesty, beauty, and incredible thoughts that can spring from dreams.”

Midwest Book Review

An inspirational gift book [that] urges children to go ahead and dream, and tells them how… Beautifully produced.”

Publishers Weekly

A lifetime journey through hopes and dreams… Useful to adults looking to instill children with the belief they can attain their dreams.”

Kirkus Reviews

What a beautiful book! As a syndicated columnist, I get more than 20 books a day – every day – and I must say I was wonderfully surprised by this incredible book. It's unlike anything else I've seen come across my desk. It's not just a book – it's an opportunity to be inspired, learn, and to grow. I highly recommend it for parents and grandparents to share with children, and for adults looking for a meaningful gift for anyone they care about.”

Jodie Lynn
syndicated family columnist

A magical portrayal of the stages of life… Thought-provoking illustrations… Challenges children and adults not just to dream, but to pursue those dreams to make the world a better place. This is definitely something for young and old to dream about together.”

ForeWord Magazine

This grand project is a potent mix of quotes, concepts, and images sure to inspire childlike awe in readers of all ages… A serious philosophy beautifully delivered in a 40-page picture book.”

Independent Publisher Review

Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes



by Susan V. Bosak

original illustrations by
15 internationally acclaimed artists

40 pages, full color, hardcover with dustjacket, ISBN 1-896232-04-3
$19.95 / $23.95 CAN
Quantity discounts available

Bestseller – winner of 11 national awards!

A passport to the Legacy Project's 7-Generation work and an inspiring gift book for life milestones from a birth to graduation to retirement. You're never too young or too old to dream!

Dream is a one-of-a-kind collaboration. 15 of the top illustrators in the world each offer a gorgeously illustrated page in a beautifully told poetic story about life's hopes and dreams, inspiring both children and adults.

Check out this guided tour of Dream:

15 top illustrators (including winners of the Caldecott Medal, Governor General's Award, Hans Christian Andersen Medal, and Academy Award):

Wayne Anderson
James Bennett
Christian Birmingham
Mike Carter
Raúl Colón
Leo and Diane Dillon
Zhong-Yang Huang
Robert Ingpen
Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Michèle Lemieux
Barbara Reid
Shaun Tan
Bruce Wood

Reviewers have described Dream as "dazzling," "sumptuous and arresting," "magical," "thought-provoking," "impressive and inspirational."

From the smallest personal beginnings to the largest human triumphs, why are we here if not to dream? Especially now, we all need to dream bigger and bolder.

Dream is a book that reveals more with each reading. The story begins at the end of the rainbow with the Dream Chest, a magical portal between "what is" and "what can be." A wise old star emerges as your guide and asks, "What's your dream?"

Illustration © Shaun Tan from Dream by Susan V. Bosak

You're whisked away on a colorful journey of a lifetime. Whoosh through the teddy bears and castles of childhood. Whoosh again into the labyrinths and mountains of adolescence and adulthood.

Illustration © James Bennett from Dream by Susan V. Bosak

There are stops along the way to meet famous people in the Club of Dreamers, and explore inventions and discoveries through history. Throughout the book, hunt in each illustration for a hidden star – and make a new wish with each one you find.

Illustration © Leo and Diane Dillon from Dream by Susan V. Bosak

The story culminates with a life-giving Dream Tree, because "the world at its best is green… the color of Go and the color of Grow." The old star reminds us that "You need the Believe of childhood, the Do of youth, and the Think of experience – you need all three… Believe, Do, Think."

Illustration © Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher from Dream by Susan V. Bosak

The old star then turns it over to you, the reader, and encourages you to find a dream: "Little dreams, big dreams, each a hope looking for a life to make it real – a life like yours… Dream a dream, your very own dream."

Find out more about Dream in this interview excerpt with bestselling author Susan V. Bosak:

Dream by Susan V. Bosak offers wonder, wisdom, and wishes – for everyone who dreams.

Dream is part of the 7-Generation initiative, challenging young and old to come together to regenerate our world. It's a rich cross-curricular educational resource (activities link to literacy, environment/ecology, social studies, character education, gifted, ESL, and more). It's a meaningful keepsake and a lovely gift book for a birth, birthday, graduation (from kindergarten to college!), or other life milestone.

The Legacy Project offers a special discount for quantity purchases of Dream as a gift for graduating students, a school theme (or begin/end with a dream), book-of-the-month, teacher gifts, and more!

Related items available from the Legacy Project:

Downloadable Dream Illustration Slides file
Dream Reading by Susan V. Bosak
How to Teach Literacy Like a Dream DVD
Dream Posters
Dream Exhibit at The Cedars in Toronto, Canada

ORDER Dream by Susan V. Bosak at Amazon or get it in the children's section of bookstores across the country (if your local bookstore doesn't have it in stock, they can special order it within a week). Questions? Call us at 1-800-772-7765.