Dream Master Arabian Nights is Theresa Breslin’s fourth novel about a Cy, a boy whose dreams are so vivid they transport him back in time. His tetchy relationship with the Dream Master, who is used to having complete control over dreams, provides a humorous thread throughout these meticulously researched novels.
Previous adventures have seen them escape from Ancient Egypt, the time of the Vikings and Pompeii. This time they are swept back to the Arabian Nights. In each book Breslin explores the nature of creativity, and here the imagination is under scrutiny. The result is a stretching and rewarding read for nine to thirteen year olds. Sunday Herald