Jim is at the hospital. He is very sick and might die. He is worried that if he has an operation, he won’t wake up from it. The nurse, Bami, tells him that he needs to find his ‘finder’ in his dreams, so that he won’t have to worry about that, because his finder will bring him back. So he goes to sleep and you see these pictures of his finder saving him from his operation. When Jim wakes up again after his operation, he is at home, and it is Christmas.
I like this book because it’s about finding the strength inside yourself to get well. But Jim needs some help, both from his finder, and from Bami and Bami’s finder. The pictures were so important to show what happens in the story and in his dreams, which are also what is happening in his life. This book always makes my mom cry, but not like the sad sort of cry; it is when something is beautiful. I like how Jim’s finder protects him, and then finally Jim is able to protect his finder.
|Russell Hoban, Alexis Deacon, Illustrator
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