Boy on the Brink
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), May 2, 2006)
That night there was a storm. Thunder shook the boy's bed and sent it flying . . . and when it landed, the bed was transformed into a world of mountains and valleys, with a river that spilled over a waterfall into a vast green sea. A little boy is always the hero in his adventurous dreams...After a fun-filled day of fishing, playing on the beach, and riding ponies at a carnival, a young boy goes to sleep and dreams of adventures inspired by the day's events. The boy rescues a yellow-haired girl from the castle guards, patches a crack in the dam, and saves a giant ship from falling off the edge of a waterfall, always managing to escape from the brink of disaster. Award-winning author and illustrator David McPhail's distinctive artwork casts nighttime dreaming in a new light.